Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot of its Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes.
The organism may “cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” according to the FDA.
The 4-ounce salmon packages are either cold smoked or sliced and were sold in 12 states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Whole Foods Market is located at 575 Worcester Rd.
According to the FDA:
The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages; the lot code being recalled is 7425A2298B. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0. Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
No illnesses have been reported. A sample of the product tested positive for listeria.
Customers should dispose of the product in the garbage and wash their hands immediately to avoid any potential cross-contamination. Full refunds will be given at the store.
Customers with questions may call 512-542-0060, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.