Listeria monocytogenes is a common bacteria in the nature and in food production environments from where it can contaminate the foods. Listeria monocytogenes in small numbers are not harmful but if it grows to high numbers in foods then the consumers may become seriously ill. Smoked salmon is a product which supports the growth of L. monocytogenes within the often long shelf-life (more than a month) of vacuum packed smoked salmon. Some producers add preservatives like acetic acid or lactic acid but still traditional smoked salmon is one on those foods which most often are found to be contaminated with high numbers of Listeria monocytogenes. For these reasons we freeze our product immediately after production which ensures that bacteria including Listeria monocytogenes will not be able to grow and in addition the product maintains its excellent quality.
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