Whole Foods has recalled two lots of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, (4oz.), UPC Code 0 99482 40880 0, cold, smoked and sliced, due to the threat of listeria contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports the recall was announced after a sample of the lots tested positive for the bacteria. In health individuals, listeria usually causes short-term symptoms, such as fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Listeria infection can be fatal in children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
The first lot code 7425A2298B was recalled on January 25 and sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.
The second lot code 7425A2297A was recalled on January 29 and sold in stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
The salmon was sold in black and gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages. The lot codes are ink-jet printed on the upper left-side of the back of the packages. Customers should immediately discard the recalled product and wash their hands to avoid any cross-contamination. Full refunds are available at Whole Foods stores.