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August 2, 2003

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ISSUES WARNING ON POTATO SALAD

(SafetyAlerts) - 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 department.

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 problem.

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.

 
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