November 9, 1999Blue Ribbon
Whitefish Salad Recalled
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish Co. of
Brooklyn, New York has announced the recall of one batch of whitefish salad because,
according to the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, the product may be
contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled salads are packaged in a plastic
container that bear the code of 292. Distribution was not indicated in the
report issued by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets.
The recall only affects the whitefish salads with
the code of 292.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy
people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache,
neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as
well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems--infants,
the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking
Consumers are advised not to eat the products, and
to return them to the place of purchase.
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