By: Shannon Antinori
December 11, 2019
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ILLINOIS — A number of smoked salmon products sold in Illinois have been recalled because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall was announced by CATSMO LLC., a company based in Wallkill, New York. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the potential for contamination was found during a routine agency check. No illnesses have been reported to date.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the company has decided to conduct an extensive corrective action plan and verification program so production can resume as soon as possible,” a press release from the agency said.

The products come in vacuum-sealed plastic packages in whole fillets, specialty cuts, in 4-ounce, 8-ounce or 1-pound sizes and are either plain or flavored.

The recalled products were sold in the following states through retailers or direct delivery: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

A full list of the recalled salmon products can be found on the FDA website.

Consumers are being urged to return the products for a full refund. Anyone with questions can contact the company at 845-895-2296 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with a weakened immune system, the FDA says. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

More information on listeria and its symptoms can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.