September 17, 2002
Turkey Breast Recalled in New York
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned consumers
not to eat "Smoked Turkey Breast" sold at Diaz Grocery #3, 4077 Broadway,
New York, New York due to Listeria contamination.
"Smoked Turkey Breast" is sold sliced in the store's deli department.
It is not coded.
Diaz Grocery #3 is voluntarily recalling the product. The product was sold
in the New York City 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
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.