August 2, 2003
STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ISSUES
WARNING ON POTATO SALAD
State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers not
to eat "Potato Salad" purchased from Manor Delicatessen Inc., 94-12 Jamaica
Ave., Woodhaven, Queens, New York, 11421, due to listeria contamination.
The "Potato Salad" was sold from an uncoded bulk display at the store's deli
Manor Delicatessen Inc. is voluntarily recalling the product. The "Potato
Salad" was sold in the Woodhaven section of Queens, New York.
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 the
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious
complications for pregnant women, such as still birth. 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 in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the place of
purchase or discard it.