The supermarket chain Aldi has issued a recall for smoked trout after it was discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The smoked trout was produced by H. van Wijnen BV. Affected products are packaged in 125 gram bags with a clear front. Three varieties of trout have been recalled, including natural, garlic, and pepper. So far, no illnesses have been associated with this recall. Health officials have warned consumers not to consume any of the recalled products, and Aldi is offering refunds for everyone who purchased the smoked trout.
If consumed, the smoked trout has the potential of causing a Listeria infection, called Listeriosis. This serious infection can cause symptoms including fever, nausea, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, and muscle aches. These symptoms may appear in as little as a few days, but Listeria infections have the potential to lay dormant for up to 2 months before producing symptoms. Certain groups, including the elderly, children, pregnant women, and those with HIV/AIDS, are at a greater risk of developing a serious Listeria infection. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Listeriosis, contact a medical professional.