September 18, 2002
Key Food Store Has Recalled Nova Salmon Bits
Queens, NY (SafetyAlerts)
Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned consumers not to eat "Sliced Smoked
Nova Salmon Pieces" sold at Key Food Store #646, 22-15 31st Street, Astoria,
Queens, New York due to Listeria contamination.
"Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon Pieces are packaged in a plastic container of
varying sizes, with the code "Sell By September 24, 2002".
Key Food Store #646 is conducting a voluntary recall of the product.
According to the company, the product was sold in the Astoria, Queens area.
The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. Production of the
product has been suspended while the company investigates the source of the
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious
complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can
manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause
serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the place of
purchase or discard it.