Chicago-based Vita Food Products recalls nearly 8,100 packages of its smoked salmon because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

CHICAGO , August 29, 2011 () – Chicago-based Vita Food Products has recalled about 8,080 packages of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon.

The product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause fatal infections in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.

The salmon was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Safeway stores in California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia. Meijer stores in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Vons stores in California. Genuardi's stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Winn Dixie stores in Florida and Chicago's Edgewater Produce.

The salmon was also sold at stores in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, N.Y. and northeast Ohio.

The sell by date and code of DEC 15 2011 01961B is on the packages.

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