August 31, 2000Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Co.
Recalls White Fish Salad
NY (SafetyAlerts) - Blue Ribbon
Smoked Fish Co., is recalling its 8 ounce containers of White Fish Salad because they have
the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The product was sold in 8 oz. plastic
containers with lot number "224" on the bottom and with an
expiration date of 0918 and distributed in New Jersey.
No illnesses have been reported to
date. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes
fatal infections in young children, frail elderly people and others with weakened immune
systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short symptoms such as high fever,
severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause
miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The contamination was noted after
routine testing by New York Dept. of Agriculture. Consumers who have purchased these
containers should return them to place of purchase for refund. Please call the company if
there are any further questions at (718) 251-9100.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 31, 2000.
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