DDS: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Whole Foods Market Recalls Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria

TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: January 30, 2013
RE: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY:   Whole Foods Market Recalls Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
The State of CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section announced on January 28, 2013 the following food recall:
 
Whole Foods Market is recalling one lot code of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz.), cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 12 states, because it may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can 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 also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
 
The recalled items were sold in stores in Connecticut.
 
For further information please see attached PDF file.
 

Please ensure those responsible are aware of this food recall advisory.  Also review your supplies to determine whether or not the identified products are present.  If the identified products are present, address appropriately.