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National recall of popular seafood products

National recall of popular seafood products

Australians are being warned to avoid a range of smoked fish products over listeria concerns. Especially those who are pregnant, elderly or immunocompromised.

A national recall is being made on five Harris Smokehouse products over fears of contamination.

South Australian health authorities have reported they had detected listeria in smoked fish products produced in Harris’ Mount Barker smokehouse. The call affects all states and territories except Tasmania, with the Harris Smokehouse products sold in IGA and Foodland stores.

The products have been removed but some people may have already purchased them.

The products are as listed:

  • Everyday Smashed Smoked Salmon
  • Premium Smoked Salmon
  • Hot Smoked Ocean Trout
  • Hot Smoked Barramundi
  • Smoked Salmon Trimmings
No cases of listeriosis, the disease caused by listeria, have been detected. The infection can result in a mild illness for most people but can be dangerous for the elderly, immunocompromised, pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Symptoms include fever, chills, vomiting, neck stiffness and slow onset of confusion.

They can take up to six weeks to appear after being exposed. As always, contact a medical professional with any further questions regarding listeria.

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