July 21, 2003
State Agriculture Commissioner Issues
Warning on Potato Salad
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.