Bagels and lox are a much-loved breakfast combo, which is why it's particularly odd -- and alarming -- that two separate recalls were recently initiated for Whole Foods smoked salmon and bagels from Thomas', Sara Lee, Publix and Weight Watchers in some states.
The cold smoked and sliced salmon, sold in four-ounce packages at a slew of Whole Foods stores, has been recalled for potential Listeria bacteria contamination. Affected states are Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah.
The FDA has more details about the product's packaging:
The recalled salmon is sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages; the lot code being recalled is 7425A2298B. The lot code is ink-jet printed on the back of the package, on the upper left side. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0. Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Pictures of the product are enclosed.