Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Urgent recall of Acme Smoked Fish
Giant Food, out of Landover, Maryland, has issued a recall of 564 pounds of Imported Acme 4oz. (113g) vacuum packs of Smoked Nova Salmon. The affected packages are from lot L.05122014. It's being recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the FDA press release, "This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons 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."
Giant Food operates grocery stores in Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered the contamination after random testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 4-ounce package.
Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the store or throw it away.
You can contact Acme for further details and full refunds 718-383-8585.