Once again, bad food news (or perhaps that should read “news of bad food”) comes in multiples. Several days after a Wisconsin company issued a voluntary recall of its smoked fish products, reporting that some of them were contaminated with botulinum toxin, a second report has surfaced. This time the purveyor of the tainted smoked fish is Tampa Bay Fisheries, Inc. of Dover, Fla., in partnership with Multiexport Foods, Inc. of Miami. The concern this time is listeria monocytogenes.
On Friday, Dec. 28, Tampa Bay announced a voluntary recall of its smoked salmon twin packs and its 1.25 lb. packs, Food Safety News reports. The product, which is sold nationwide at Sam’s Club and Walmart, was distributed between Nov. 12 and Dec. 21 to retail outlets in Puerto Rico and 42 states. The latter include Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Montana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The smoked salmon subject to this recall is sold in 12-oz. or 1.25-lb. packs. The 1.25-lb. packs are sold under the brand name “Paramount Reserve” and are stamped with the UPC code 6 88264 86664 0. The 12-oz. packages are marked with UPC 6 88264 86705 0. In addition, a lot-sublot-batch codes can be found on a sticker on the back of the package. These codes are as follows:
For 12-oz.twin packs:
For 1.25-lb. packs:
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. Nevertheless, consumers who have purchased the affected product should not eat it should either discard it or return it to its point of purchase.
Sam’s Club has notified customers who may have bought the product of the recall. Information about the recall may found on its website.
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