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512-477-5566, ext. 20060
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– January 29, 2013 – Austin, TX – Whole Foods Market is recalling
an additional lot code (for a total of two lot codes) of Whole
Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz), UPC code 0 99482 40880
0, cold smoked and sliced, sold in stores in 18 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 cause miscarriages and stillbirths
among pregnant women.
The first lot code, 7425A2298B,
was recalled on Fri., Jan. 25, and was sold in stores in Colorado,
Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.
Named in this updated recall is a
second lot code, 7425A2297A.
Products with this lot code were sold in stores in Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
Both lot codes of the recalled salmon
were sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed
packages. The lot codes are ink-jet printed on the back of the
package, on the upper left side. Signage is posted in Whole Foods
Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
No illnesses have been reported related
to these lot codes. A sample of the product tested positive for
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 512-477-5566, ext. 20060,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central.