Listeria detected in Smoked Salmon Paté

South Australians, particularly pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, are advised not to consume two pre-packaged Smoked Salmon Paté products from Harris Smokehouse, following the detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Food Safety and Regulation Branch has recently received confirmation of Listeria present in Harris Smokehouse Smoked Salmon Paté products.

Harris Smokehouse have initiated a recall of two of its Smoked Salmon Paté products produced in South Australia, and is working closely with SA Health and the District Council of Mount Barker to isolate the source of the contamination.

The products are sold through independent food retailers including IGA and Foodland stores, but recalled products were only sold through SA food retailers. No other state is implicated in this recall.

While all affected products have now been removed from store shelves, anyone who has purchased these products is advised to not eat it, and either return it to the place of purchase or discard it.

Products included in the recall from Harris Smokehouse are:

  • Harris Smokehouse Smoked Salmon Paté 175g
  • Harris Smokehouse Everyday Smoked Salmon Paté 150g

The affected products have use by dates of 15 July 2022, 18 July 2022, 19 July 2022, 20 July 2022 and 21 July 2022.

Listeria infection usually results in no or a mild illness, but can cause serious illness in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, immunosuppressed individuals, pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and gradual onset of confusion. People can start experiencing symptoms within a few days, but symptoms can take up to six weeks to appear after eating contaminated product.

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