Santa Barbara Smokehouse voluntary recalls cold smoked salmon because of Listeria

But I do like the smoked salmon. Although I have to be aware of the Listeria risk.

More often than not, I heat it. I’m not sure about the risk reduction profile, but it tastes better. Especially with a little brie. And tomato.

salmon.recall.jun.15Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA is voluntarily recalling all smoked salmon EXCLUDING HOT SMOKED SALMON from March 1st to April 8th 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Cold Smoked Salmon was distributed within the United States through retail stores and food wholesaler.

The following brands affected in the VOLUNTARY RECALL: Cambridge House, Coastal Harbor, Harbor Point, North Shore S.F. Specialty, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara. Along with the following batch range of 1015 – 3949.

No illnesses have been reported to date for this VOLUNTARY RECALL.

The safety of Santa Barbara Smokehouse product is the primary concern to them, therefore Santa Barbara Smokehouse has tested and received certificates of analysis showing negative results for products in question during that time period. All fresh product has a use by dates of April 29th to May 6th 2015. The company is recommending as a precautionary measure to pull frozen product produced on or before April 8, 2015.

smoked.salmon.bagelEven though Santa Barbara Smokehouse has a positive releases on these products they are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of their products.

Just to clarify this is just a precautionary step.

The company has corrected the above reference issue and continues their rigorous sanitation programs and Food Safety Programs and positive release of products.

If any of the products listed above are still in possession do not consume and contact Santa Barbara Smokehouse for pick up. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-805-966-9796.