September 5, 2002
Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon Pieces Have Been
Queens, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
said that Key Food
Store #646, 22-15 31st Street, Astoria, Queens has recalled "Sliced Smoked
Nova Salmon Pieces" due to Listeria contamination.
"Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon Pieces" are packaged in an 8-ounce, plastic
container with the code "Sell By August 30." Key Food Store #646 is
conducting a voluntary recall of the product. According to the company, nine
packages were 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.