NY STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ISSUES
WARNING ON ORECCHIETTE SALAD
Bayside, New York (SafetyAlerts)
- State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers
not to eat "Orecchiette Salad" sold at Bayside Milk Farm, Inc., 35-15 Bell
Blvd., Bayside, New York 11361 due to Listeria contamination.
"Orecchiette Salad" is sold from a refrigerated bulk display and is uncoded.
The salad is made at the store and was offered for sale May 5, 2003. The
salad was sold retail from the store in the Bayside section of Queens.
The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. Production of the
salad has been suspended while the company investigates the problem.
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.