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January 30, 2002

Recall Update: Portier Smoked Salmon Recall Complete

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
"La Maree" brand Cold Smoked Fish Products:

1) Smoked Salmon Trimmings, refrigerated, in vacuum
packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xxx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Salmon Trimmings xxx Keep refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼ lb., ½ lb., 1 lb., Recall # F-195-2;

2) Smoked Spiritual Salmon, refrigerated, in vacuum
packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xxx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Spiritual Salmon xxx Keep Refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar, Tequila/Vodka/Bourbon/Scotch, Hickory/Oak smoked xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼ lb., ½ lb., 1 lb. and bulk-weight sides, Recall # F-196-2;

3) Smoked Pastrami Salmon, refrigerated, in vacuum packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xxx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Pastrami Salmon xxx Keep refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar, Coriender, Pepper & Dextrose, Hardwood smoked xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼ lb., ½ lb., 1 lb. and
bulk-weight sides, Recall # F-197-2;

4) Smoked Norwegian Salmon, refrigerated, in vacuum packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xxx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Norwegian Salmon xxx Keep refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar, Hardwood smoked xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼ lb., ½ lb., 1 lb. and bulk-weight sides, Recall # F-198-2;

5) Smoked Scottish Salmon, refrigerated, in vacuum packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Scottish Salmon xxx Keep refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar, Hardwood smoked xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼ lb., ½ lb., 1 lb. and bulk-weight sides, Recall # F-199-2;

6) Smoked Irish Salmon, refrigerated, in vacuum packages printed with black lettering on gold foil background and a white stick-on tag, labeled in part: ?xxx La Maree xxx Portier Fine Foods xxx Mamaroneck, NY xxx Smoked Irish Salmon xxx Keep refrigerated 38 Degrees xxx Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Salt, Brown sugar, Hardwood smoked xxx?. Packed in the following sizes: ¼  lb., ½ lb., 1 lb. and bulk-weight sides, Recall # F-200-2.

CODE
Initial recalled codes for all 6 products:
"packed on Apr 15 sell by Apr 29",
"packed on Apr 16 sell by Apr 30",
"packed on Apr 17 sell by May 1"

Additional codes (5/15/01 extension):
"packed on Apr 6 sell by Apr 20" thru
"packed on Apr 14 sell by Apr 28"

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Portier Fine Foods Inc. Mamaroneck, NY, by telephone and press release on May 4, and by letter on May 8 and 15, 2001. FDA initiated recall is complete.

REASON
The products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
Approximately 780 lbs.

DISTRIBUTION
CT, NY, PA and Nassau, Bahamas
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