Friday, August 15, 2008

Salmon Recall Implemented

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. of Fairbanks, Alaska has announced a recall of a limited amount of its Santa’s Smokehouse brand salmon.
The salmon recall was implemented due to contamination concern. The fish may be contaminated with an organism known as "Listeria monocytogenes." This particular organism can pose a serious threat to individuals with compromised immune systems, such as children, the elderly and individuals who may be ill.

Batch number '637' is the only batch being recalled at this time. The distribution took place between December 2007 and July 2008. A sampling by the Alaska Department of Evnironmental Conservation brought the problem to light recently. No illnesses have been reported to date.