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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 7, 2009.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers not to eat Strubs Norwegian Style Sliced Smoked Steelhead Salmon in 300 gram packages because of potential contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. L. monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can cause serious illness and death.
Distributed by West Side Foods Inc. of Bronx, N.Y., the smoked steelhead salmon was imported from Canada, and 13 cartons were sold to three kosher retail stores in New York and Maryland.
The Strubs brand Norwegian Style Sliced Smoked Steelhead Salmon was distributed in cartons containing vacuum-packed 300 gram packages bearing UPC code 0 71217 69997 4, registration number "0609", and stickers with a code date of 03MA09. There is no production date on the individual packages. There are 24 individual-300 gram packages per carton.

The following health alert is from the CFIA on March 31, 2009.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Niagara Smoked Fish Limited are warning the public not to consume certain brands of Smoked Salmon and Grav-Lox because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products described below, bearing the registration number 0609, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC
Strubs Bagelox Norwegian Style Sliced
Smoked Steelhead Salmon
56 g
(2 oz)
0 71217 69999 8
Strubs Norwegian Style Sliced
Smoked Steelhead Salmon
300 g
(10.4 oz)
0 71217 69997 4
Strubs Scottish Style Sliced
Smoked Atlantic Salmon
300 g
(10.4 oz)
0 71217 69975 2
Strubs Danish Style Sliced
Smoked Grav-Lox Steelhead Salmon
300 g
(10.4 oz)
0 71217 69991 2
Niagara Smoked
Fish Ltd.
Steelhead Salmon Cold Smoked Sliced 454 g 6 28063 04457 3
Niagara Smoked
Fish Ltd.
Steelhead Salmon 300 g 6 28063 04300 2
Niagara Smoked
Fish Ltd.
Atlantic Salmon 85 g 6 28063 01003 5
Niagara Smoked
Fish Ltd.
Atlantic Salmon 454 g 6 28063 01016 5
Ocean Jewel Smoked Atlantic Salmon, sliced (party pack) 300 g 0 59371 77356 3

These products have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.
The manufacturer, Niagara Smoked Fish Limited of Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Ed. note: These products bear a COR 468.
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