Ocean Beauty recalls two types of smoked salmon

December 15, 2012

(AP)—Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced a precautionary recall of two cold-smoked salmon products because of possible Listeria contamination. The products were distributed in 12 states.

The products are the 3-ounce Nathan's Brand Cold Smoked and the 4-ounce Lascco Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon. The products were distributed to retailers and distribution centers in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York.

The Lascco salmon has a universal product code, or UPC, of 0 72840 01751 7. The Nathan's has a UPC of 0 73030 80368 2. The products are vacuum-packed in a plastic pouch on a foil board. The pack code 285 is printed on the back panel.

No illnesses have been reported. Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have a .

Ocean Beauty says internal testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria in samples of the specific packages noted above.

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