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August 31, 2000

Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Co. Recalls White Fish Salad

Brooklyn, 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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