Smoked salmon recalled amid Listeria fears
Food Safety Authority of Ireland says move on Clarke’s brand product ‘precautionary’
File photograph: Smoked salmon products sold by a leading fish producer have been recalled after the presence of Listeria was detected in certain batches.
Smoked salmon products sold by a leading fish producer have been recalled after the presence of Listeria was detected in certain batches.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall notice on batches of farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure”.
Affected batches have use-by dates ranging from December 19th to January 8th next year.
Clarke’s Organic Farmed Smoked Salmon is not affected by this recall while the farmed salmon with a use by date of 11/01/14 has also been given the all clear.
The affected smoked salmon was supplied to distributors, online customers and retail shops both in Ireland and across Europe.
A spokesman for the Co Mayo company said it was committed to the highest standards of hygiene and quality. He said the company was working with the authorities to ensure an efficent recall of the affected products.
Food business operators who have bought the affected smoked salmon have been asked to remove it from sale and clearly display a point of sale notice informing customers not to eat it.
Consumers have been told not to eat the implicated product and they can return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.
Listeriosis is serious and can even be life threatening. Specific segments of the population would be deemed at particular risk including pregnant women, the elderly and people with impaired immune functions.