Cold smoked salmon sold in Illinois recalled due to health risks

(WREX) — Mill Stream Corp. is voluntarily recalling ten lots of cold smoked salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated, according to the Food And Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA announced Wednesday, Nov. 6 that smoked salmon sold across the U.S., including in Illinois, has been recalled because it could be contaminated with a bacteria that can lead to botulism, a potentially deadly form of food poisoning.

The FDA says recall was initiated because the product’s water phase salt (WPS) tested below 3.5 percent.

If you purchased the salmon frozen, the FDA says keep it frozen until it is ready to be thawed in the refrigerator immediately before it is cooked.

But, if it was purchased already thawed, customers are asked to get rid of it.

The recalled salmon was sold between March 6 and Sept. 17, 2019, in vacuum-sealed packages in these sizes: whole salmon side, 2 lb., 1 lb., 8 oz., and 4 oz.

The affected salmon is marked with the following lot numbers on the back of the packages: 7049, 7050, 7051, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062, 7066.

The smoked salmon products were sold and distributed in VA, ME, MA, VT, RI, NY, CT, PA, NJ, OH, UT, IA, TN, MN, CO, FL, AZ, WI, WA, GA, IL, MI and TX. The FDA says the products sold were through retail, wholesale and online orders, but did not specify specific stores.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 207-266-0621.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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