According to the latest update from FDA one of the renowned names in the food and beverage industry Deli-Fish has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon products. According to the agency the recall was initiated by the company after regular inspection and check-up had found the products being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to people and particularly children. The organism could easily infect individuals like frail or elderly people, young children, and others with compromised immune system. According to reports from the agency, although healthy individuals may suffer only temporary and short-term symptoms like severe headache, high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, it could lead to serious consequences like miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. According to the reports from the federal agency potentially affected products were packaged between September 5 2012 and October 17, 2012 and were placed on the market in the USA from lots 249 through 291.

Though no report of adverse impact has yet been reported still the recall was made by the agency as part of its precautionary measure to avoid any adverse effects in upcoming days. Some of the states where the affected product was distributed are CA, VA, OH, IL, FL, GA, TX, DE, NJ, NY, PA, and Puerto Rico where the products were made available through retail shops or other outlets. According to the agency it has a zero tolerance for Listeria in products intended to be eaten without prior heat treatment. In EU the tolerance limit for such products is maximum 100 bacteria / gram.

While talking about the recall the company said Listeria is one of those organisms that could have fatal impact on human health and thus “Listeria control has a very high attention in our company with strict internal standards and routines. We therefore take this issue seriously and are taking these measures to assure that products supplied by Delifish are healthy and safe for our customers and consumers.”

About the company

Deli-fish SA is one of the renowned names in the food and beverage industry. The company came into existence on December 1989 in Thessaloniki Greece. The company is serving people since last 30 years. Its main objective is the production, processing and trading of seafood.