Contact: Lori O. Willis
Dir. of Communications
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
April 16, 2004
Schnucks Reissues Sea Specialties Recall of Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon
ST. LOUIS -- As a precautionary measure, Schnuck Markets, Inc. today reminds customers of a recall from Sea Specialties, Inc. of Miami, Fla. The recall is on Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Schnucks is reissuing the recall in the event there is still some product in the marketplace.
According to representatives of Schnuck Markets, Inc., Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee, known to carry this product, have been alerted to remove it from the shelves. No illnesses have been reported.
Schnucks and Logli stores carry Sea Specialties Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon in four, eight, and 16-ounce vacuum packages. The potentially affected product has a sell-by date of August 30, 2004. UPC codes will read:
4 oz. 07622504160
8 oz. 07622508160
16 oz. 07622516161
Schnucks customers in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee who purchased four, eight, or 16-ounce packages of Slice Smoked Atlantic Salmon matching the description above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. (Although Schnucks operates stores in three other states, none of these are included in this recall.)
Listeria is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the packages. Again, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
Consumers with questions may contact the Sea Specialties, Inc at 1-800-654-6682. Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 314-994-4400, 800-264-4400 or access the Food Safety section of Schnucks' website at www.schnucks.com.
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