Donna Gilson (DATCP)
Peter Fritsch (Rushing Waters)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 30, 2010 – Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, is issuing a food recall on 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported from eating this product. The contamination was discovered through routine testing conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
The products involved in the food recall are smoked trout spread labeled lot number 00694 with a sell-by date of Dec 13, and smoked salmon spread labeled with lot 50012 with a sell-by date of Dec 11. Lot numbers and dates are on the bottom of the container. Affected smoked fish spreads were sold in eight-ounce containers and 4.5-pound round plastic tubs in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Consumers who have this product in their refrigerator can discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information contact Rushing Waters at 1-800-378-7088.
Only the smoked fish spreads with the matching lots and dates are being recalled; no other Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC products are included in the recall.
Most healthy individuals are either unaffected by Listeria or experience mild flulike symptoms. However, it can cause complications in pregnant women and have more serious effects on newborns, older adults and people with compromised immune systems.