NY Fish Inc. Recalls Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Contact: NY FISH INC. (718) 342-4100
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2009 – N.Y. Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling I ♥ NY Fish brand Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon in vacuum packed 3 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, and whole side “to be weighed at time of sale” sizes of lots starting with # 142 xxxx, because it has 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 individuals 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.
I ♥ NY brand Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon was distributed to wholesale distributors and retail food stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
The product is packed sliced or whole sides on aluminum coated cardboard in a clear plastic vacuum packed bag with a red, black, and gold sticker label with gold lettering and a small white sticker label identifying the lot code. The first three digits are the Lot Code followed by a four digit “packaging” date. The firm is recalling all lots that begin with code 142 (for example: 142 0525, 142 0526, 142 0527, 142 0528).
There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.
This recall is the result of samples of Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon collected from the manufacturer during an FDA inspection of the facility. These samples revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. As a precaution, the company is recalling all I ♥ NY brand Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon bearing the identified lot codes. No other codes are being recalled at this time.
Consumers who have purchased I ♥ NY brand Imperial-European Style Smoked Salmon with the identified lot code numbers should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have this product are urged not to consume any of it. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at (718) 342-4100, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm EDT.