Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that 8,088 individual retail packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for contamination 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. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
7,260 of the individual retail packages were sold on or after July 25 of this year may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Retail packages were sold at:
Publix stores in
Safeway stores in
the District of Columbia;
Meijer stores in
Vons stores in
Genuardi’s stores in
Winn Dixie stores in
and the Edgewater Produce store in Chicago, IL.
In addition, 828 individual retail packages of this same product have either possibly been sold or are being offered for sale at various grocery stores in the Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan areas and Northeast Ohio.