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Numerous food products have been added to the list of Listeria recalls in the past week, according to the the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The list underscores how important it is for consumers to be informed about the food they eat.
On Dec. 22, Fresh Pak Inc. of Detroit, announced a voluntary recall of red and green apple slices supplied by Jack Brown Produce, Inc. (click on image).
The Fresh Pak recall is the latest in a string of recalls prompted by Jack Brown-supplied apples. Previously, the grocery-store chains Meijer, ALDI and Kroger had recalled apples supplied by the Sparta, MI-based produce company.
This latest recall involves products sent to retail outlets in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Also on Dec. 22, Nodine’s Smokehouse, Inc., of Torrington, CO, recalled smoked salmon in 1.5-pound and 8-ounce packages with lot numbers 40173 and 33173. The products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
Listeria recalls: Smoked fish
Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA, announced a voluntary recall on Dec. 19 of smoked fish and cream cheese products, and then the company expanded the recall on Dec. 21.
The recalled products were distributed to retail stores and wholesale establishments in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island from May through December. The products also were sold online.
(For a list of the recalled Springfield Smoked Fish products, please go to this link.)
Who is at risk?
Listeria monocytogenes can infect anyone, but those most susceptible to serious complications are pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
Expectant mothers should be particularly vigilant about avoiding Listeria, because it can spread to the baby and result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 20 percent of affected pregnancies end in loss of the fetus, and 3 percent end in stillbirth.