FOOD ALERT: Listeria threat in smoked salmon

The Government is considering new legislation to open up English rivers and allow the likes of salmon to flourish once again.
The Government is considering new legislation to open up English rivers and allow the likes of salmon to flourish once again.

Batches of smoked salmon have been withdrawn from sale owing to possible Listeria contamination.

The Essex-based Scotch Smoked Salmon Co. Ltd has recalled two of its smoked salmon products because the bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes has been found in them.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause foodborne illness - particularly among pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, those over 60 years old, and anyone with reduced immunity.

The products affected by the recall are:

Products: Smoked Scottish Salmon and Smoked Scotch Salmon

Pack sizes: 100g, 200g and 400g

Batch code: 219ds

Date code: 14 March 2016

Anyone who has purchased either of the named products, should not consume them, instead returning them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.