November 9, 1999Blue Ribbon Sable
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Co. has been
advised by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets that tests on certain Blue
Ribbon Sable Plates, sold between October 25 and October 30, revealed the presence
of the Listeria monocytogenes organism.
Consequently the firm is recalling
the product identified by the code 1108. The lot consisted of total of 25 plates
(appx. 65 lbs) and was sold in Metropolitan New York, South West New Jersey, and North New
A person with listeriosis usually has fever,
muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If
infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion,
loss of balance, or convulsions can occur. Listeriosis can be life threatening to
the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.
Infected pregnant women may experience only a
mild, flu-like illness; however, infection during pregnancy can lead to premature
delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
Consumers are advised not to consume
the product, and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Further questions may be directed to
The Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Co. (718) 251-9100
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