Schnucks Markets Inc. reissued a recall on Friday for sliced smoked Atlantic salmon from Sea Specialties Inc. because of possible contamination.
Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee have been told to remove this product from their shelves. Although Schnucks has stores in Indiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin, they are not included in the recall.
The Columbia-based Schnucks, 1400 Forum Blvd., does not carry the product, said store manager Bill Chrisco. There have been no reports of customers returning the salmon to the Columbia store, Chrisco said.
The product affected by the recall has a sell-by date of Aug. 30, 2004, and comes in 4-, 8-and 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages. The 4-ounce package has the UPC number 07622504160, the 8-ounce package has the UPC number 07622508160 and the 16-ounce package has the UPC number 07622516161.
The potential contamination was observed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services when a routine test revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogens. Although no illnesses have been reported yet, Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and people with weakened immune systems.
Consumers with additional questions can contact Sea Specialties Inc. at 800-654-6682 or Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 800-264-4400. Information is also available on the food safety section of the Schnucks Web site at www.schnucks.com.