The Food & Drug Administration recently posted two recalls/food safety alerts pertaining to Whole Foods Market Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz). On Friday January 25, a recall was issued by the FDA on lot code 7425A2298B, which was sold in Whole Foods stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. On January 30, the FDA issued a recall for a second lot code 7425A2297Asold in Whole Foods stores in 18 states including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
The product may contain Listeria Monocytogenes, which is 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, according to the FDA recalls, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. As of this date, there have been no reports of illnesses, though according to the FDA website, a sample of the product tested positive for listeria.
For more details on this and many other product recalls, for information if you have purchased this product and to subscribe to FDA recalls and safety alerts visit the FDA website.
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