July 22, 2002
Blue and White Food Products Has Recalled Sabra
Salads Lox Spread
Astoria, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Blue and White Food Corp. has
its 7 ounce plastic
containers of "Sabra Salads Lox Spread (Smoked Nova Scotia Salmon)" because
they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an
organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,
Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant
The recalled Sabra Salad Lox Spread was distributed in the NYC Metropolitan
area, in retail stores. The product comes in 7ounce plastic containers
marked with the code 090102 on the lid.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine sampling by NYS
Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of Listeria
monocytogenes in some 7 ounce containers of Sabra Salad Lox Spread.
Production of the product has been suspended while the company continues
their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 7ounce packages of Sabra Salads Lox Spread are
urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at 718-932-9000.