MiamiHerald / Springfield Smoked Fish has expanded its recall of smoked fish products on listeria concerns from two New England states to nationwide.
The products, 19 of which were sold under the Springfield Smoked Fish or Rachael’s Springfield Smoked Fish brand names, were sold at retail and wholesale stores in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania and nationwide via online outlets.
Eating food contaminated with listeria can lead to listeriosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website says, “An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.”
The FDA found listeria in Springfield’s Prescliced Nova Salmon, which sparked the original recall Dec. 13 of that product, sold in Rhode Island and Connecticut retail stores.