Kentwood company recalls spread for possible listeria

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KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kentwood company is voluntarily recalling 487 pounds of smoked salmon spread that may be tainted with listeria.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says its inspectors found listeria monocytogenes at Superior Foods Company during a routine inspection and testing. 

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and potentially deadly infections in young children, frail or older people, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages or stillbirths. 

Normally healthy people may suffer high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

All foods included in the recall were produced on March 26, have a sell by date of April 25, and a lot number of 0728-2. The recalled products include:

  • Smoked Salmon Spread | 5 lb. bulk units |Code: 68487 | UPC: 043823684873
  • Simply Superior Smoked Salmon Spread | Six 5 oz. units| Code: 92379 | UPC: 043823923798
  • Morey’s Smoked Salmon Spread | Six 6 oz. units | Code Number: 92503 | UPC: 043823925037

The affected food was distributed to grocery stores and food service businesses in five states, including Michigan.

Customers with the recalled spread should throw it out or return it to the store they purchased it from for a refund. People with questions about the recall can contact Scott Ruth at 616.698.7700.

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