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St James Smokehouse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February
4, 2011 -St James Smokehouse Inc, is conducting a voluntary recall
of Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon 4oz
retails packs under Lot code:5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC#
853729001151 due to potential contamination with Listeria
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause
serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or
elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although
healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and
diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and
stillbirths in pregnant women.
Please note that NO Listeria illnesses have been
linked to any product produced by St James Smokehouse. The problem
was discovered after routine sampling by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services. Whereby 1 x 4oz package tested
positive out of 3 packages sampled. The 600lbs of product subject
to recall were distributed and sold only in The Fresh Market stores
located FL, NC, SC, TN, GA, VA,KY, AL, IN, IL, OH, LA, MD, AR, WI,
MS, PA, MA, CT, NY.
The code number (Lot code: 5797 & batch code: 4759 and UPC#
853729001151) is located on a white label on the rear of the
package. This is the only batch & UPC# affected.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it
and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions can contact the company at 1-305-461-0231 Monday
through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)
We are taking this action as a precautionary measure and are
working with the FDA.