Harris Smokehouse recalls five products over listeria concerns

Harris Smokehouse has initiated a recall of five of its smoked fish products in South Australia following the detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

South Australia’s Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Food Safety and Regulation Branch received confirmation on Sunday of the presence of Listeria in a number of products: Harris Smokehouse Everyday Smashed Smoked Salmon, Premium Smoked Salmon, Hot Smoked Ocean Trout, Hot Smoked Barramundi and Smoke Salmon Trimmings.

The recall covers all states and territories across Australia, except Tasmania. All affected products have been removed from store shelves and people who have purchased the fish are urged to not eat it and either return or disposed of it. Around 1,836 units are believed to have been sold to customers.

“Following an investigation by the Department for Health and Wellbeing, Harris Smokehouse have recalled five smoked fish products. To date, there have been no cases of listeriosis notified to the Communicable Disease Control Branch linked to this product,” a spokesperson for the Department for Health and Wellbeing said.

“Listeria can have serious health implications for vulnerable members of our community, particularly pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems,” they added.

People cab experience symptoms of Listeria within days of consuming a contaminated product but it can take up to six weeks for them to appear. Symptoms including fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting.




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