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Salmon Recalled After Possible Contamination from Potentially Fatal Bacteria

by Samantha Whidden
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Oregon Lox Company of Eugene, Oregon announced earlier this month that it is voluntarily recalling brands of Wild Cold Smoked Keta Salmon Lox. This recall is due to some of the salmon may have potentially fatal bacteria, listeria, in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

According to the company’s press release, the products involved in the salmon recall are in Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington as well as shipped frozen. The company revealed that the bacteria may cause short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It may also cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women as well. Customers should be cautious when handling the product.

The company further revealed that there is no illness from the products as of mid-November. Anyone who recently bought the salmon should either return it to the store it’s originally from or just throw it out. The specific products are the following:

  • Aqua Nova Sliced Nova Lox, 3-ounce pack
  • Aqua Nova Sliced Nova Lox, 1-pound pack
  • North Coast Traditional Nova Lox
  • Aqua Nova Premium Oregon Nova Lox (sliced)
  • North Coast Smoked Salmon Trim, 3-pound pack
  • Aqua Nova Premium Oregon Nova Lox (unsliced)
  • Tony’s Smoked Salmon Lox, 8-ounce pack

Oregon Lox Company went on to add the salmon recall was a result of a routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. 

Along with Salmon, Frozen Cauliflower & Shrimp is on the Recall List Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration also announced earlier this week that along with salmon, Flagship Food Group of Eagle Idaho is voluntarily recalled due to a number of cases from its TJ Farms Select brand’s frozen cauliflower. The frozen veggies may also have listeria contamination.

Flagship Food Group reveals that the cauliflower is from China. The recall is due to a single sample of cauliflower that yielded a possible result for Listeria. This is through a random sample test from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  

No other TJ Farms Select food products or products for Flagship Food Group are in the recall. 

Southeastern Grocers’ Fisherman’s Wharf brand Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Frozen 16-20 count, is also on the recall list as well. The product is in at all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie stores. The shrimp should be tossed out or customers should return to any store for a full refund.

The company also reveals that the recall is due to the detection of possible listeria on the product. The sale of the product is on hold while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.