Delifish S.A. has issued a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon products potentially containing Listeria monocytogenes placed on the market in the United States produced from lots 249–291, manufactured between September 5 and October 17, 2012. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported.
Product was possibly distributed in California, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico and reached consumers through retail stores under various brand names.
The voluntary recall is carried out as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is based on Listeria detection in a few of the recalled batches. No other products supplied by Delifish or Marine Harvest USA are involved in this case. The FDA has a zero tolerance for Listeria in products intended to be eaten without prior heat treatment. In the European Union, the tolerance limit for such products is maximum 100 bacteria/g.