Mount Kisco Smokehouse is voluntarily recalling two types of smoked salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria, according to the Food & Drug Administration.
The products were distributed in New York and Connecticut through retail stores and restaurants between Sept. 6 and Sept. 16.
The whole product is packed in an unlabeled paper box and delivered to restaurants. The sliced product is sold in a clear plastic package and labeled on the back with lot and use by date.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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 stillbirths among pregnant women, according to the FDA.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA inspection revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in floor drains and cracks in the floor.
The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 914-244-0702.