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Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse of Wallkill, NY, is Recalling Smoked Salmon Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Sebastien Theate
845-895-2296

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wallkill, NY -- June 14, 2004 -- Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse, 25 Myers Road, Wallkill, NY 12589 today urged consumers not to consume smoked salmon purchased from one specialty deli in Manhattan – Garden of Eden, 7 East 14 th Street, New York, NY 10003 – and one Westchester County specialty deli – Zeytinia, 51 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 due to the potential of it being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Catsmo Corp. is voluntarily recalling the products, which were produced at their processing facility in Wallkill, NY.

The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling June 2 nd by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. Production of smoked salmon has been suspended while the company investigates the source of the problem. This problem pertains only to products with a designation of 2063 with a "sell by" date of June 20, 2004.

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.

No illnesses have been reported to date with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased smoked salmon from these establishments should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact Sebastien Theate at Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse, 845-895-2296.

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