Popular food recalled from IGA after it was found to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria
- Harris Smokehouse products recalls five projects over listeria contamination
- Products are sold at IGA supermarkets right across Australia except Tasmania
- Listeria can cause severe illness in pregnant women, those with immune illness
Pregnant, elderly or immunocompromised Australians are being warned to avoid a range of smoked fish products over listeria concerns.
A national recall is being made on five Harris Smokehouse products over fears of contamination.
South Australian health authorities reported on Sunday night they had detected listeria in smoked fish products produced in Harris’ Mount Barker smokehouse.
Harris Smokehouse products are sold in IGA and Foodland stores
Harris Smokehouse products have been recalled due to listeria contamination fears
The products are Everyday Smashed Smoked Salmon, Premium Smoked Salmon, Hot Smoked Ocean Trout, Hot Smoked Barramundi and Smoked Salmon Trimmings.
No cases of listeriosis, the disease caused by listeria, have been detected.
Infection can result in a mild illness in most people but can be dangerous for the elderly, immunocompromised and 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.
The recall 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.
Hot Smoked Barramundi 150g Use by 28/7/2022 through to 4/8/2022
Hot Smoked Trout Blackening Spice 150g Use by 1/8/2022 through to 4/8/2022
Everyday Smashed Smoked Salmon 150g Use by 20/7/2022 through to 28/7/2022
Premium Smoked Salmon 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg. Use by 18/7/2022 through to 8/8/2022
Smoked Salmon Trimmings 250g Use by 25/7/2022 through to 29/7/2022