Smoked Salmon Product Recalled in 15 States Over Bacteria Risk

In the modern sense, technology has changed the way people interact markedly. Indeed we are living through a digital era in which the smartphone, internet, and social media have completely transformed the way people ordinarily speak with one another. For a while on the modern sense it has been digital electronics and bandwidth that have dominated technological innovation, not too long ago, basic mechanizations and advancements in appliances fundamentally transformed everyday life. In the United States, near the turn of the 19th century, Clarence Birdseye invented some of the earliest methods of processing food through quick freezing. Shortly after this, the refrigerator was invented, which eventually became a common household item around World War II.

These two inventions alone completely changed the way people eat food. Following the post-war era, fast food and hyper processed, fried products became a staple of the American diet. Corporations like Burger King, Mcdonald’s, Wendy’s, and many others capitalized on a greatly expanding market and made scores of profit. As time has progressed though, people have begun to question the integrity of their food and the sources from which they originate. It appears increasingly common to read news articles which continue to promote studies that show increased rates of cancer among younger people. Additionally, many grocery store products which are deemed organic, or healthy, are often wrapped or packaged in plastic products which leak chemicals into the food themselves, promoting a dangerous health risk.

Recently, a canned seafood company has come under scrutiny after salmon products were recalled in 15 states for dangerous bacteria risks. Foppen Seafood, a Netherlands based company, was responsible for the risk and their smoked salmon slices products were the subject of scrutiny. A bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes was thought to possibly be present in the products. This bacteria could cause infections which could lead to fatalities, especially among seniors, very young children or those with very weak immune systems.