Giant store brand smoked salmon is being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. The recalled product was sold at Giant stores in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Delaware. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
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The problem was discovered by the Maryland Department of Health during routine testing. On November 8, Seven Seas International USA of St. Petersburg, FL issued a Listeria recall for:
Giant Private Label Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Smoked Salmon
- UPC 68826715832
- lot code R4132
- 4 oz. is packages
- Fully printed cardboard sleeve with a window that displays the fish
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These symptoms can set in within one day of exposure but it can also take as long as 70 days for them to develop. Pregnant women can suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth even if they only experience mild flu-like symptoms.