The FDA has announced a recall of thousands of packages of Vita smoked salmon, which were sold at Publix, Safeway, Winn dIXIE and other Florida grocery stores. The FDA announced that the salmon may carry a risk of food poisoning due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The agency has received no reports of illnesses linked to the recalled Vita smoked salmon packages.
The recall affects about 8,088 packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon sold in black vacuum-sealed packages with a SELL BY date of DEC 15 2011 01961B. The date code is located in the center of the window on the front of each package. The recalled smoke salmon was sold on or after July 25. Listeria infections, also known as listeriosis, pose a particular risk for children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, such as pregnant women. The infection can be serious for pregnant women, causing miscarriages and stillbirths. The fatality rate associated with listeriosis is about 25%.
Symptoms of listeriosis include muscle aches, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, severe headaches and fever. If the bacteria spreads to the bloodstream and nervous system, it could cause meningitis and other complications.
An Orlando injury lawyer can provide guidance if you have suffered due to a listeriosis or other food poisoning outbreak.