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Golden Taste, Inc. Recalls Golden Taste Salads Due to Listeria Contamination

Contact:
Golden Taste Inc.
845-356-4133

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Spring Valley, NY -- June 28, 2005 -- Golden Taste, Inc., 45 S. Central Avenue, Spring Valley, New York 10977 is recalling Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe, Scallion Tuna Deluxe and White Fish Salad because it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 products include 5lb., 7.5 oz. and 3.5 oz. plastic containers of Golden Taste brand Tuna Deluxe coded 7/24/05; Tuna Deluxe coded 8/1/05; Scallion Tuna Deluxe coded 7/5/05; Scallion Tuna Deluxe coded 7/12/05; and White Fish Salad coded 7/14/05. The affected products were distributed to stores in New York and New Jersey.

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

The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the Golden Taste Tuna Deluxe, Scallion Tuna and White Fish Salads.

Consumers who have purchased 5lb., 7.5 oz. and 3.5 oz. plastic containers of Golden Taste brand Tuna Deluxe, Scallion Tuna Deluxe and White Fish Salad 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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