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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 recalled 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 women.

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

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