OLMA-XXI, Inc. Recalls Two Smoked Fish Products Because of Listeria

Posted at 10:05 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 22:05:39-04

OLMA-XXI, Inc. is recalling two smoked fish products because of the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled items were distributed by refrigerated trucks through retail stores and warehouses between December 2015 to October 2016 in NY, NJ, MD, PA, MA, CA VA, FL, CT, TX, IL, GA & WA. Both items are packaged in a plastic vacuum packed bag.

  1. Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked
  • Sliced 8 oz (227g)
  • UPC #856687004288
  • Lot  #606002
  • Best by 02/23/2017
  1. Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish Smoked
  • Sliced 8 oz (227g)
  • UPC #856687004448
  • Lot #529910
  • Best by 10/20/2016

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, 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. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., ET.