State orders recall of contaminated salmon

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has requested the recall of a batch of smoked salmon from a Fairbanks producer after it found a shipment contaminated with a pathogen.

The department has targeted half-pound bags of Santa's Smokehouse Cajun-Style Smoked Keta Salmon sold between Aug. 27 and Nov. 6.

The department found the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes in a batch sold at the company's retail stores.

The Santa's Smokehouse brand is produced by Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has not yet identified the source of the contamination.

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