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SeaSpecialties Recalls Mama's Smoked Nova Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
SeaSpecialties
305-621-7600 ext. 143

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Miami, FL -- March 21, 2005 -- SeaSpecialties of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling "Mama's Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon" packed in 4oz. package and "Mama's Smoked Salmon Nova Snacks" packed in a 8oz. package because they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can be serious and sometimes cause 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 a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled "Mama's Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon" 4oz. package and the "Mama's Smoked Salmon Nova Snacks" 8oz. package were distributed on the east coast of the U.S.

Both products have a Sell By date of August 10, 2005 printed on the front of the packages.

No illnesses have been reported as a result of this problem.

The contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 4oz. packages of Mama's Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon with a sell by date of August 10, 2005.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled 4oz. package of Mama's Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon and 8oz. package of Mama's Smoked Salmon Nova Snacks are urged to return to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Recall Coordinator at (305) 621-7600 ext. 211.

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