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Chicago Company Recalls Smoked Salmon

More than 8,000 packages of salmon were recalled due to a contamination of a dangerous bacteria



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    Vita Food Products recalled more than 8,000 packages of its Atlantic Nova Salmon because it contains a dangerous bacteria.

    A Chicago-based company is recalling thousands of packages of its smoked salmon because it may be contaminated.

    Vita Food Products has ordered a recall of over 8,000 packages of its "Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon" due to a possible contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes, according to a statement from the company.

    The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections to children, elderly people and those with weak immune systems.

    "To date, no confirmed illnesses or complaints have been reported by customers, although the Company is closely monitoring the situation," said the company in a statement.

    The salmon comes in black packaging with four to five individual slices, and has a sell-by date and code of of Dec. 15, 2011 01961B.

    Vita Food is asking anyone who bought the product with that sell-by date and code to place it in a sealed bag or container and return it to the store where it was purchased.