Packaged salmon sold at Whole Foods might have listeria contamination

FLORIDA - If you recently bought Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon from Whole Foods grocery store, you might want to think twice before eating it.

The grocery store recently recalled the salmon from stores located in 12 different states, including Florida, for possible listeria contamination.

Other states included in the recall are Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.

Symptoms of listeria are listed as having a high fever, severe headache, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. Women who are pregnant could experience stillbirths and miscarriages if infected. The organism has been known to cause fatal infections in young children and elderly adults.

The Food and Drug Administration has not had any reported illnesses.

The contaminated salmon was sold in four ounce, cold smoked and sliced packages.  The contaminated product comes in a black and gold, flat rectangular shaped package with the lot code of 7425A2298B. The lot code can be found on the back of the package on the upper left sid e. Check any packages you may have in your house for that number. If it matches, discard of it immediately and wash your hands thoroughly afterward.

Costumers with questions can call Whole Foods at 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday starting at 8 a.m.

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