The Santa Barbara Smokehouse Inc Voluntary Recall Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 8, 2015 — The Santa Barbara Smokehouse Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, is voluntarily recalling the following brands and batches of cold smoked salmon produced and packed between December 17th and December 24th 2014 because they have the potential to be contaminated 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. 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.
Cambridge House Private Reserve, Cambridge House Mild, Cambridge House Mild 4oz, Cambridge House Royal, Cambridge House Royal 4oz, Cambridge House Royal Pastrami, Cambridge House Royal Lemon and Dill, Cambridge House Royal Prime Tenderloin, Cambridge House Mild Lemon Pepper, Cambridge House Balmoral, Cambridge House Balmoral 4oz, Cambridge House Gravadlax, Cambridge House Mild Citron Vodka, Coastal Harbor, Coastal Harbor Oak, Coastal Harbor Oak Beech, Coastal Harbor Beech, Coastal Harbor Oak Beech Pastrami, Coastal Harbor 1lb Trimmings, Coastal Harbor Nova, Santa Barbara Smokehouse Balmoral, Harbor Point Atlantic, Harbor Point Scottish Style, Gelsons Market Cambridge House Private Reserve, Fresh & Easy Atlantic Smoked Salmon 4oz, Fresh & Easy Scottish Smoked Atlantic Salmon 4oz, Fresh & Easy Smoked Salmon Trimmings 4oz, Channel Island Atlantic, Local Abundance 4oz, Local Abundance Norwegian, Local Abundance unsliced, Gordon Foods Private Reserve Wild.
Batch numbers found on the rear of the package: 200, 596, 4261, 5042, 5251, 5264, 5609, 5699, 5731, 5761, 5792, 5904, 5924, 5934, 5969, 5979, 6012, 6029, 6042, 6054, 6061, 6072, 6082, 6175, 6194, 6204, 6214, 6285, 6304, 6314, 6322, 6339, 6344, 6351, 6362, 6379, 6434, 6449, 6452, 6461, 6479, 6481, 6492, 6572, 6569, 6572, 6584, 6594, 6604, 6612, 6664, 6674, 6684.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this incident.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on food contact surfaces.
The production of the product has been voluntarily suspended while CDPH and the company continue to investigate the source of the incident.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-805-966-9796.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm429733.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.7263.