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Acme Smoked Fish Corporation Issues Consumer Alert on Listeria Monocytogenes in Acme Brand Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon

Contact:
Recall Coordinator
718-383-8585

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- December 30, 2004 -- Acme Smoked Fish Corporation located at 30 Gem Street - Brooklyn, NY 11222 is recalling one hundred and two pounds (102 Lbs.) / 17 cases of Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon packed in 8 oz. plastic cup/container coded with a sell-by-date of 12/24/04 distributed to Stop & Shop Supermarket located at 385 RT 25A & Miller PI. Rd. - Miller Place, NY 11764 due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious complications for pregnant women. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market's Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's Food Laboratory Personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the Acme Brand - Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon packed in 8 oz. plastic cup/container coded with a sell-by-date of 12/24/04 retailed at Stop & Shop Supermarket should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase or discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-383-8585.

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