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November 15,  2003


(SafetyAlerts) - State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers not to eat roast beef sold at Scavello?s Market, 3462 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, New York due to Listeria contamination.

The roast beef is store sliced in the deli department. It is not coded.

Scavello?s Market is voluntarily recalling the roast beef. The product was sold in the Bronx, New York area.

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 stillbirth. 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.

Consumers who have purchased this product are advised not to consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase or discard it

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