Publix announces another smoked salmon recall. Florida inspectors found listeria (again)

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There’s another recall of Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon from Publix stores after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found listeria in some finished product.

If this sounds familiar, Biltmore salmon manufacturer Seven Seas International recalled smoked salmon sold under Giant Food’s store brand in November after the state of Maryland found listeria. And, this recall repeats a 2019 Seven Seas recall of Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon from Publix stores for the same reason.

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According to the announcement on the Publix website, the St. Petersburg office of North Carolina-based Seven Seas recalled only lot No. R4058. Seven Seas told the Miami Herald that the cases went to distribution centers in Orlando and Lakeland serving central and western Florida. None went to the Deerfield Beach center serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Listeria kills about 260 of the 1,600 Americans infected each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Senior citizens, pregnant women and children under 5 are the most vulnerable to listeria’s worse effects. Listeria can cause stillbirths and miscarriage. Listeria symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, high fever, severe headaches, stomachaches, stiffness, confusion and poor balance.

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Anyone with this product should return it to the store for a full refund or, at least, throw it in the garbage. If you have questions, call Seven Seas at 888-627-5668.