Warning: Check the Use-By of Your Smoked Salmon Following Recalls

There’s a reason that the bears in Katmai National Park gorge themselves on salmon after their hibernation period ends. These fish are fatty, nutritious, and probably super-duper yumo. Moreover, if these bears ever found out that we humans make smoked salmon, in all of its salty goodness, then there’d probably be a revolution on our hands.

However, these bears shouldn’t have some recently sold Harris Smokehouse Smoked Fish products. Additionally, neither should you. This is because, on a serious note, these items could make you dangerously ill. As the NSW Food Authority has explained, multiple Harris Smokehouse Smoked Fish products have been recalled for being potentially poisonous.

So, Which Fish Are Being Recalled?

The following Harris Smokehouse Smoked Fish aren’t safe to eat:

  • Hot Smoked Barramundi, 150g. Dangerous use bys are from 28/07/2022 through to 04/08/2022.
  • Hot Smoked Trout Blackening Spice, 150g. Dangerous use bys are from 01/08/2022 through to 04/08/2022.
  • Everyday Smashed Smoked Salmon, 150g. Dangerous use bys are from 20/07/2022 through to 28/07/2022.
  • Premium Smoked Salmon, 100g, 250g, 500g, and 1kg. Dangerous use bys are from 18/07/2022 through to 08/08/2022.
  • Smoked Salmon Trimmings, 250g. Dangerous use bys are from 25/07/2022 through to 29/07/2022.

According to the NSW Food Authority, these products were being sold in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, and the ACT.

But What’s Wrong With This Fish?

The recalled Harris Smokehouse Smoked Fish that we’re discussing might contain Listeria monocytogenes. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has stated that Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can give pregnant people miscarriages. Furthermore, it can be fatal to the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. Even healthy folks who aren’t pregnant or classified as elderly can get a mild illness if they catch this disease.  

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What Should I Do If I’ve Bought a Recalled Product?

According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand, you should either throw it out or take it back to the store for a refund. They additionally noted, “If you are not offered a refund and believe you are entitled to one, you can contact the company using details supplied in the recall notice. If you still do not receive a refund, you may wish to contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.”

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