Oct 3 2012
Costco Smoked Salmon Recall Foppen

Costco Branded Foppen Smoked Salmon Recall


Dutch company called Foppen, which sells fish to many major supermarkets in the Netherlands and stores around the world. Foppen said it only supplied the fish to CostCo Wholesale Corp.

Craig Wilson, vice president of food safety at Costco, said the company immediately pulled the smoked salmon from shelves after receiving a call from Foppen late Monday. CostCo also blocked sale of the salmon in stores, meaning the products won’t scan at registers.

The smoked salmon was sold under the Foppen name, as well as under Costco’s store-brand name, Kirkland. Wilson did not know how much of the product was sold.

Customers who purchased the items will be called by CostCo to notify them of the recall, Wilson said. The calls will be followed up with a letter.

Wilson said Costco’s independent testing of the smoked salmon hasn’t yet turned up any positive results for salmonella. He said the company has not received any reports of illnesses.

If you purchased Foppen or Kirkland brand Smoked Salmon at Costco, and are experiencing Salmonella like symptoms, please see health care provider immediately.

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