Salmon Sold in 15 States Has Just Been Recalled

Updated: Jun. 25, 2024

Two major grocery chains carry the product, in which authorities say "routine testing has revealed the presence of" foodborne contamination.

It’s friendly to low-carb diets, as well as those calling for omega-3 healthy fats like the Mediterranean diet—not to mention an elegant topper to crackers and bagels. But a salmon product has been identified as contaminated with a harmful bacterium, according to the manufacturer via the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

On June 25, 2024, an FDA recall alert was published for Foppen Seafood’s Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices sold in 8.1-ounce packages, with the product labeled as “toast-sized.” The reason: “Routine testing has revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the specified lot 412.”

Salmon & scramble.Helen Yin/Getty Images

According to the Cleveland Clinic, animal proteins can be a usual suspect for this foodborne illness. Symptoms of Listeria infection, or listeriosis, may be but are not limited to: Fever, chills, diarrhea or upset stomach, headache, muscle aches, confusion, and more. Older individuals, as well as pregnant people or those with weakened immune systems, are among the groups that can experience the worst effects of listeriosis infection. Says the Cleveland Clinic: “Because listeriosis has an incubation period that may last up to a few months, it’s also a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider if you’ve consumed any recalled foods or drinks.”

This may apply if you shopped at a Kroger or Pay Less supermarket in any of the following states, according to the FDA’s announcement: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. (Pay Less Super Markets is a subsidiary owned by Kroger.)

Product details from the manufacturer are as follows:

  • Product Name: Foppen Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices – Toast sized
  • UPC code: 8 40137 10000 2
  • Package Size: 8.1 oz
  • LOT 412 – to be found in the clear plastic window cut out on the front of the package.

In a statement, the maker said: “At Foppen Seafood, we operate to the highest standards of health, safety and quality control. We have taken immediate steps to address this isolated incident and we are collaborating closely with Kroger and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure a swift resolution.”

The FDA says patients should discard of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund, adding: “Consumers who have consumed the affected product and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal issues should seek medical attention.”

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