Listeria contamination found in Felix Custom Smoking Seafood products

The FDA advises consumers not to purchase or eat any seafood products sold or processed by Felix Custom Smoking due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Felix Custom Smoking of Monroe, Washington, is a processor of a variety of ready-to-eat salmon, squid jerky, frozen, hot smoked, and cold-smoked seafood. The firm also processes seafood products for companies that distribute these products independently.  Some of Felix’s products include Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild King Salmon, Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon, Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild Tuna, Felix Pepper Smoked Wild Mixed Salmon Jerky, and Felix Wild Keta Teriyaki Smoked Salmon Jerky. One of Felix’s customers, Loki Fish Company, issued its product recall on August 23, 2021. The FDA detected the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and other strains of Listeria during an inspection at Felix Custom Smoking that began on July 19, 2021, and is still ongoing. As part of the inspection, on July 19, 2021, the FDA collected environmental samples from the firm, consisting of 104 samples from direct food contact surfaces and areas near direct food contact surfaces.  Laboratory analysis shows that of the 104 samples collected, 19 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and four tested positive for other strains of Listeria.  Of the 19 samples that were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, five were collected from food contact surfaces. The FDA has notified Felix of its findings, but the company has refused to initiate a recall and is currently processing seafood. @

 Listeria Contamination of Felix Custom Smoking Seafood Products
Listeria Contamination of Felix Custom Smoking Seafood Products

FDA is alerting consumers who have purchased Felix Custom Smoking branded products directly from the firm, as well as companies and commercial and sports fishermen who have used Felix to process, package, and/or label their seafood.

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