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November 9, 1999

Blue 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 chemotherapy.

Consumers are advised not to eat the products, and to return them to the place of purchase.

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