Nova Scotia-based Lochiel Enterprises announces recall of 56 lbs. of chili mango-flavored St Mary's River Smokehouses Oven Smoked Atlantic Salmon Stix because of possible listeria contamination; no illnesses reported

WASHINGTON , January 23, 2014 (press release) – Lochiel Enterprises Limited of Sherbrooke, NS is voluntarily recalling 56 lbs of ST MARY’S RIVER SMOKEHOUSES OVEN SMOKED ATLANTIC SALMON STIX, CHILI MANGO FLAVOR, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

St Mary’s River Smokehouses Oven Smoked Atlantic Salmon Stix, Chili Mango Flavor was distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York through retail stores.

The product comes in a 4oz, black Styrofoam tray with an outer sleeve bearing the UPC Code 6 2642510092 9. The recall is specific to product marked with the production code 347 31## on a sticker on the end of the styrofoam tray.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that samples of the finished products contained the bacteria. Lochiel Enterprises Limited has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 902 522-2005.

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