Bellingham, Washington, based Trans-Ocean Products has issued a recall on certain lots of its 4 ounce “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” due to concerns of Listeria contamination.
According to a statement released by the company through the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall is being done due to the potential of contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no illnesses reported from consumption of the smoked salmon so far. Trans-Ocean Products was alerted to the potential for contamination by the manufacturer. The FDA and Trans-Ocean are currently investigating the cause of the issue.
The sliced cold smoked sockeye salmon comes in a vacuum packed, white and green, plastic pouch. The plot number is located on the right-hand margin of the back panel of the package. Lot numbers 1280W & 1293W are being recalled. The salmon was distributed to supermarkets in six states, Massachusetts, New Hampshire; Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio.
Listeria has been in the news and on peoples minds since the outbreak that left 29 people dead earlier this year. That outbreak was traced back to contaminated cantaloupes.