Jumbo recalling salmon products following Listeria threat

Jumbo recalling salmon products following Listeria threat

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Supermarket chain Jumbo has announced the recalling of salmon products sold in its stores in Netherlands. The supermarket said in an announcement that customers consumers who recently bought smoked salmon from its stores not to eat this. The recall is because of potential threat of  the dangerous Listeria bacteria which is common in salmon and salmon slices.

The affected products are packaged salmon pieces of 150 grams, with an expiration date to February 29, 2016 and slices of salmon in packs of 100 grams, which are best before 23, 25 and 26 February and 1 March, ” said a spokesman for the supermarket chain. All other salmon products are safe.  However the spokesperson said that the supermarket could not clearly state on how many salmon products the bacterium could be found. He indicated that the amount of affected products could be “relatively small” . The supermarket said that the consumers could return the products at the nearest Jumbo Store to get a full cash back.

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause food infection and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. In the Netherlands, every year five to sixty persons ill from this bacteria, and around twenty people die following the infection.

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