Costco Smoked Salmon Recall in Effect

The Dutch company sold the fish in the Netherlands and around the world.

Smoked salmon sold in the United States at Costco has been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, according to an article at Huffington Post.

Dutch company called Foppen said it only supplied the fish to CostCo Wholesale Corp. in the United States.

Huffington Post said Dutch public health officials found around 200 people who sickened in the Netherlands by a strain of the bacteria called Salmonella Thompson.

The Centers for Disease Control have recorded 85 cases of the strain in 27 states starting dating back to July 1.

A Costco representative said the smoked salmon under the Foppen and store brand Kirkland has been pulled from shelves and that any product brought to the registers will not scan.

Customers who bought the fish will be called to alert them of the recall. There will also be a followup letter.

In the lower Hudson Valley, there are Costco warehouse stores in New Rochelle, Nanuet, Port Chester and Yonkers.

eyesonyorktown October 03, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Great more food for the NIMBY to use.
Evan Bray October 03, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Phew. Thank god there's no Costco in Yorkown. Probably saved a couple Yorktowner lives. We have a vast elderly population which is very susceptible to such illnesses often resulting in death or long hospitalizations.
Bill October 04, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Yes, I'm sure it saved a couple of lives because how many people have died from this overall? Oh right, none. Only seniors in Yorktown who bought at a store you don't want to open in Yorktown would have been miraculously killed. On the other hand, you probably introduced a whole new audience to your crazy anti-Costco rants. On a more realistic note, I wish some of the articles about this had a picture of the exact product since I have some Kirkland smoked salmon in my refrigerator. The quality is excellent (as with all other Kirkland products), other than this incident.
Adam M October 04, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Really...do you realize how many major national companies similar to Costco have had to recall a product at one point or another? Did you happen to catch the Trader Joe's - peanut butter incident last week? Or the bagged lettuce one the week before that? If you're afraid of buying "bad" food, grow your own in your backyard.
Bill October 04, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Yeah, it's a good thing we don't have Trader Joe's, either! Never thought I'd catch myself saying something as stupid as that.


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