|Perona Farms Food
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daniel Leto (973) - 729-7878
April 2, 1999
Perona Farms Food Specialties Recalls "Smoked Salmon
Dip" Because of Possible Health Risks
Perona Farms of Andover, NJ, is
recalling its "Smoked Salmon Dip" in 8oz. Packages because they have the
potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection
can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled "Smoked Salmon Dip" in question is lot #0040 with an expiration
date 4-22-99. Perona Farms is voluntarily recalling all lots there after as a
precautionary measure. The product comes in clear, 8oz., plastic containers and can be
identified by the green Perona Farms' Label.
The Golub/Price Chopper - Shoprite, in NY and Wakefern Shoprite in Elizabeth, NJ retail
the product. These stores service NY, NJ, PA, CT, VA, DC, and MD. No illnesses have been
reported to date in connection with this problem. the potential for contamination was
noted after a scheduled inspection by the New Yor State Department of Agriculture and
Markets revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 8oz. containers of Smoked
The production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and Perona Farms investigat
the source of the problem. Consumers who have purchased the 8oz. Containers of Smoked
Salmon Dip are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Perona Farms at 973-729-7878.