September 5, 2003
Food Connection II Recalls Seafood
Salad Due to Possible Health Risk
Food Connection II, 79-15 Eliot Avenue, Middle Village, Flushing, NY 11379
today urged consumers not to consume store-made seafood salad sold from the
deli due to the potential of it being contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes. Food Connection II is voluntarily recalling the products,
which were sold in their Middle Village store.
The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling August 13th by
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. The
firm has voluntarily closed their deli department while they and the
department investigate the problem.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious
complications for pregnant women, including stillbirth. Other problems can
manifest in people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. Listeria
can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.
No illnesses have been reported to date with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased these products should discard them. Consumers
with questions may contact Bill Fani at Food Connection II at 718-426-0271.