A Listeria recall for Scottish Reserve Smoked Salmon includes Safeway stores in Washington and other stores in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Washington State, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
On September 2, St. James Smokehouse of Miami issued the smoked salmon Listeria recall after the Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered Listeria in a sample of the product during routine testing. The recall includes a single lot, # 123172, of 4 oz packages with the UPC code 060022710356.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, other muscle aches, nausea, confusion, and loss of balance. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.