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Golden Taste, Inc. Recalls Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe Due to Listeria Contamination

Contact:
Golden Taste, Inc.
845-356-4133

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Spring Valley, NY -- June 10, 2005 -- Golden Taste, Inc., 45 S. Central Avenue, Spring Valley, New York 10977 is recalling its Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe in 7.5 ounce and 3.5 ounce clear plastic containers because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe was distributed to retail stores throughout New York State. The product is coded 7/03/05.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The contamination was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe. Production of the product has been suspended while the Department and company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe coded 7/03/05 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 845-356-4133.

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