Nodine's Smokehouse Inc., which is based in Torrington, is recalling some packages of smoked salmon because they may be contaminated with Listeria.
The recall affects 1.5-pound and 8-ounce packages of smoked salmon from Nodine's Smokehouse with lot numbers of 40173 and 33173.
"They have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes," a recall notice said.
The Smoked Salmon was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. In rare cases, listeriosis can be fatal. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The recall was initiated as a result of environmental and product sampling by Rachael's Food Corp. that revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in some packages.
Distribution of the product has been suspended while Rachael's Food continues its investigation into the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Smoked Salmon in 1.5-pound and 8-ounce packages are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Nodine's Smokehouse. at 1-800-222-2059 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
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