OLMA-XXI Smoked Fish Products Recalled for Possible Listeria

One of the smoked salmon product photos released with the recall. Source: FDA.gov.
One of the smoked salmon product photos released with the recall. Source: FDA.gov.

Released by Igor Eliachov, OLMA-XXI, Inc.

OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, is recalling two sliced, smoked fish products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled products are:

  • Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004288, lot  #606002 – best by 02/23/2017
  • Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004448, lot #529910- best by 10/20/2016

These items were distributed by refrigerated trucks through retail stores and warehouses between December 2015 to October 2016 in:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • Washington

Both items are packaged in a plastic vacuum packed bag.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to OLMA-XXI, Inc. for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718.675.0706, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (ET).

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