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Sam's, Wal-Mart salmon recall cites possible listeria contamination

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 1:50pm

Multiexport Foods, Inc of Miami, FL expanded a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon, 12 oz Twin Pack and the 1.25 lb Pack under the "Paramount Reserve", because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

The bacteria is known to cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The recall is being expanded to include additional lot-sublot-batch codes.

The 12 oz Twin pack and 1.25 lb pack were distributed between Nov. 12 to Dec. 21.

Retail outlets that could be in the following states: 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, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The specific lot-sublot-batch codes of the cold smoked 12oz pack size (two 6 oz vacuum packages in a cardboard sleeve) and the 1.25 lb Pack under the brand "Paramount Reserve" potentially could be affected. The UPC code for the twin pack product is 6 88264 86705 0 and UPC code for the 1.25 lb pack is 6 88264 86664 0. The lot-sublot-batch codes are affixed on a sticker on the back of the package:

LOT-SUBLOT-BATCH
Twin Pack 12 oz 1.25 lb Pack
931-59733-2 870-701342-1
933-59753-1 873-701342-1
933-59754-2 870-701344-1
875-701413-1 873-701360-1
890-701413-1 870-701364-1
873-701364-1
900-701344-1
873-701344-1
873-701360-1
886-701413-1
900-701413-1
873-701344-1
870-701360-1
 

There are no confirmed illnesses and the voluntary recall is being issued with an over abundance of caution.

A recent routine lab test on a shipment,that was not distributed, showed that finished product had the bacterium present. We are recalling all related product that could potentially be affected.

Consumers with questions may contact Multiexport Foods, Inc at 1-888-624-9773 during regular business hours.   

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