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Ewing Seafoods recalls further batches of Smoked Salmon products due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Northern Ireland
Last updated: 23 August 2018

Listeria monocytogenes has been found in two batches of Organic Smoked Salmon. As a precautionary measure, Ewing Seafoods is recalling further batches of Organic Smoked Salmon and Original Recipe Smoked Salmon, as they may also be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Product details

Organic Smoked Salmon
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Smoked Salmon
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Risk statement

The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Ewing Seafoods is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. The notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. See attached point of sale notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-44-2018-update-1