ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Wasilla-based Smoked Seafood Alaska Seafoods, Inc., issued a recall of all jars and canned 6.5 ounces of smoked silver salmon due to the potential for potentially life-threatening bacterial contamination.
Containers with production code AL81111133 on the bottom of the pot may be contaminated or may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can lead to botulism – a rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial infection.
According to the Alaska Ministry of Environmental Protection's Food Safety and Sanitation Program, Clostridium botulinum can cause serious or life-threatening illness.
According to DEC, the product has been distributed throughout the state, primarily in the gift shops of Anchorage and Fairbanks and surrounding areas.
Until now, no case of disease related to the product has been reported yet.
The department warns users against using the product with the production code, even if the contents do not appear or emit any odor.