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Mid Atlantic, Inc. Recalls Pulpo Salad

Contact:
Nina Dolgow
(212) 923-1600

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- New York, NY -- April 4, 2005 -- MID ATLANTIC, INC., 4250 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10033 is recalling store-made Pulpo Salad sold on MARCH 24, 2005 due to Listeria contamination. The product was packed from bulk and sold in an uncoded, circular, clear plastic container weighed at time of sale.

The Pulpo Salad was sold in the New York City area.

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 of the product by food laboratory personnel, found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

MID ATLANTIC, INC. has voluntarily closed its deli department and kitchen area until they, and Department officials, determine the source of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Pulpo Salad should not consume it, but should return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (212) 923-1600.

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