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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Golden Eagle Smoked Foods Inc. Recalls Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Golden Eagle Smoked Foods Inc.
315-512-5900

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hialeah, FL -- November 2, 2005 -- Golden Eagle Smoked Foods of Hialeah, Florida, is recalling 3672.75 lbs of Smoked Salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can call serious and sometimes 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 as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Smoked Salmon was distributed to FL, MN, NY, GA and CA, through wholesales and distributors.

The Sliced Smoked Salmon product comes packaged in variable weight vacuum packages under the brand names; Golden Eagle, Fjord, Hickory House and Imperial. The affected product bears the following batch code on the back label just above the UPC symbol: 21644. The recall is limited to this specific batch number only and it was produced at the Hialeah plant in Florida, as designated on the label on the back of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date in conjunction this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Florida Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of listeria monocytogenes.

Customers who have purchased any packs of this Sliced Smoked Salmon matching the description above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with any questions may contact the company at 315-512-5900.

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