Recall : Smoked Nova Salmon

This one specifically applies to the New York area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Portland.

Service Smoked Fish Corp is recalling some of their “Brooklyn’s BEST brand SMOKED NOVA SALMON” because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The press release explains that “Listeria monocytogenes… can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may possibly 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.”

I love the placement of “only” in that last part. Hey, it’s “only” a 103 degree fever! Whatsamatter with you?

Anyhow, the specific recall is limited to… “3 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sides with the brand name “Brooklyn’s BEST” appearing on a circular label inside the vacuum bag. A “Use-By” date appears on the bottom of the gold board. Units with “Use-By” dates of 12/03/09 through 12/19/09 are being recalled.  The product was also air-packed in bulk boxes. Air-packed units with lot numbers 060 through 043 are being recalled.  No other use-by dates or lots numbers are involved in this recall.”

Here’s the link to the official FDA recall notice.

Recall : Vicks Sinex nasal spray in US, UK and Germany

Some lots of Vicks Sinex are being recalled due to a finding of bacteria in some lots that were shipped to the US, the UK and Germany.

The press release says “The company said it is taking this precautionary step after finding the bacteria B. cepacia in a small amount of product made at its plant in Gross Gerau, Germany.  There have been no reports of illness.  However, the bacteria could cause serious infections for individuals with a compromised immune system, or those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis.  B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy individuals.”

The problem lot numbers, listed on the outside carton and bottle, are

9239028831 United States Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist, 15 ml., Nasal Spray
9224028832 United Kingdom Vicks Sinex Micromist Aqueous Nasal Spray Solution, 15 ml
9224028833 Germany Wick Sinex Schnupfenspray Dosiersystem, 15 ml

Here’s the link to the official recall notice.