Iceland – Listeria in smoked salmon and smoked rainbow trout.

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Smoked Salmon

Listeria monocytogenes was detected in samples of smoked salmon and smoked rainbow produced under the name Ísfirðing. The distribution and sale of the products has been stopped. Smoked salmon should therefore not be distributed in stores, but consumers could keep the product in the freezer or refrigerator.  

Fiskvinnslan Hrefna has notified Matvælastofnun that due to precautionary measures, consumption is being warned and the product is being recalled from consumers. The recall covers the date “Expiry date” 14.02.2022. This batch was produced in December, frozen by producers and placed on the market in January. The batch was first launched on the market in December with the last day of use 14.01.2022 and therefore its consumption is also warned.

  • Product name: Ísfirðingur – SMOKED SALMON
  • Producer: Hrefna Fish Processing
  • Expiry date: 14.1.02022; 14.02.2022; 08.03.2022
  • Storage conditions: Refrigerated product at 0-4 ° C
  • Distribution: To Nettó, Kjörbúðin, Krambúðin, Iceland, Melabúðarinn, Me og Mu, Heimkaup.is and Hraðbúðarinn Hellissandi stores.

Listeria monocytogenes was also detected in small amounts in smoked salmon and smoked rainbow with the last day of use 08.03.2022.

  • Product name: Ísfirðingur – SMOKED RAINBOW
  • Producer: Hrefna Fish Processing
  • Expiry date: 08.03.2022
  • Storage conditions: Refrigerated product at 0-4 ° C
  • Distribution: To Nettó stores, Kjörbúðin, Krambúðin, Iceland, Melabúðarinn, Me and Mu and Heimkaup.i

Smoked Rainbow

Consumers who have in their luggage, in the fridge or freezer, packages with the above dates are asked to dispose of the product or return it by contacting Fiskvinnslan Hrefna ehf, tel. 8943653 or e-mail fiskvinnslanhrefna@gmail.com.

Products, with the above dates, have been withdrawn from the market.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause disease in both humans and animals and is called listeriosis. Symptoms of the disease include mild flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, fever and sometimes nausea and diarrhea. More serious symptoms are meningitis in infants, sepsis and the disease can also cause miscarriage. In rare cases, the bacterium can cause death, usually in individuals with impaired immune systems.

In most healthy individuals, the consumption of listeria-contaminated foods does not cause disease. Risk groups are pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies, the elderly and people with impaired immune systems. Group infections caused by listeria are rare, usually individual infections.

Matvælastofnun also draws attention to the fact that foods marked with the “expiration date” should not be consumed after that day, as they may not be safe. Foods marked with “best before” can, however, be safe and to reduce food waste, it is important to use the nose to assess their quality.

It is important that the relatives of the elderly or others who care for the elderly monitor food in their refrigerator and dispose of food after the “last day of use” has passed.

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