Indiana and Illinois Food Recall

St James Smokehouse, Inc. launches a recall for Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Salmon. The Fresh Market stores in Indiana and Illinois have busy been pulling one of their products off the market this February 2011. Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Salmon that are 4 ounces have been recalled by  St. James Smokehouse, Inc. for Lot code:5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151. This is because the company has identified a risk of contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Listeria is one of the more common contaminants linked to food recalls and food borne illness every year. Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that may produce serious health issues and sometimes fatal consequences, particularly in children, elderly, and those with immunity health issues. People who are healthy may still be adversely affected by Listeria Monocytogenes when exposed to the contaminant. Those who are healthy may suffer from short term high fevers, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Those pregnant women infected with Listeria may miscarry and have a stillborn baby.

The company discovered the Listeria link following testing of three sample packages. Only one package tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. However, the company has taken precautions by recalling all 600 pounds of the product in that lot that was distributed to sold to The Fresh Market stores.

Stores that receive notice for recalled products must move fast to remove the product from their store and get it off the shelves if the product has reached the shelves. Next time you go to a grocery store and the product you typically purchase is not available, it may be because it was linked to a recall. Of course, this is not always the case. Sometimes, products do run out at stores.  However, there are occasions that the shelf for a particular product will be empty because it has been recalled.

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