Listeria Found in Salmon Sold at B.C. Store


VANCOUVER — A recent CBC News investigation found small traces of listeria in samples of smoked salmon purchased from a B.C. store.

Two contaminated samples, including one that contained a potentially fatal strain of the bacteria, were found in “salmon nuggets” from the Longliner Seafoods at the Granville Island Public Market. The samples were analyzed by a microbiologist at the University of British Columbia who said that though the samples didn’t contain enough bacteria to necessitate a recall, consumers should exercise caution.

“A healthy adult…likely could consume it with no consequence,” said UBC microbiologist Kevin Allen to the CBC. “However, if I was going to feed that to my daughter or son, the answer is, no, I wouldn’st.”

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