Whole Foods Market’s Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

On January 25, 2013 Whole Foods Market, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of their 4 ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon due to the possibility that the product may contain Listeria monocytogenes.  According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria monocytogenes was detected in a sample of the product.

Short-Term Symptoms Associated with Listeria monocytogenes:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Listeria infection may cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women

Recalled Product Information:

  • Recalling Firm: Whole Foods Market
  • Recall Date: January 25, 2013
  • Places of Distribution: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.
  • Product Description: 4 ounce, sold in black-and-gold, flat, rectangular vacuum-sealed packages
  • Lot Code: 7425A2298B
  • UPC Code: 0 99482 40880 0

For more information regarding the recall, visit the FDA recall page.

Illnesses To Date:

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.


Consumers who have purchased the recalled Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon are entitled to a full refund.  To receive a full refund, they are urged to return the recalled product to the place of purchase.  For further information regarding the refund, consumers may call the company at (512) 542-0060.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding the Salmon Recall, consumers may contact the company at (512) 542-0060.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.  Most of the attorneys here at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.  It would be advantageous to at least discuss your case with an attorney to get some feedback.