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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Appledore Smoked Foods of Maine Issues Alert on Listeria in Appledore Atlantic Smoked Salmon 4 oz. and 8 oz. Packages With the Identifying Lot Number 42588/1967

Appledore Smoked Foods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Calais, ME -- October 22, 2004 -- Appledore Smoked Foods of Calais, Maine is recalling Appledore Atlantic Smoked Salmon due to Listeria contamination.

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.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's food laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Appledore Smoked Foods - Smoked Atlantic Salmon packed in 4 oz. and 8 oz. vacuum packages having the code number 42588/1967 should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. These products have been sold in the New York City metropolitan area.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-472-5666.


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