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July 21, 2003

State Agriculture Commissioner Issues Warning on Potato Salad

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  warned consumers not to eat "Potato Salad" sold at Mazur Meat Market, 922 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11222 due to Listeria contamination.

The "Potato Salad" was sold from a refrigerated display in one pound plastic tubs and is uncoded. The salad was made at the store and was offered for sale July 10, 2003.

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 an 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.

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