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Listeria signs and symptoms as food safety experts issue warning over smoked fish

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Older people and those who are pregnant have been warned by food safety experts not to eat smoked fish due to its link to listeria.

Listeria is a type of bacteria found in chilled ready-to-eat fish and shellfish which causes food poisoning. It is found in a variety of smoked fishes including smoked salmon.

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) reports that there have been eight recorded cases of listeriosis in the UK reported since January this year, with a total of 14 cases since 2020.While Listeria is not serious for most people, there is a higher risk of serious problems occurring in vulnerable groups.

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