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Neco Foods Recalls Atlantis Brand Smoked Fish Dip Because of Possible Health Risk
Neco Foods, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 20, 2009 -- Neco Foods, LLC of Lantana, Florida is recalling 231 cases of 7 ounce, 32 ounce and 5 pound packages of Atlantis Brand SMOKED FISH DIP, because it has the potential to 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 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 “Atlantis brand Smoked Fish Dip” was distributed in Florida in 7 ounce containers through retail stores, 32 ounce containers through club stores, and in 5 pound packages through foodservice distributors. The product is distributed in the following packages:
- 7 ounce, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a clear plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on bottom, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. UPC code: 0 3469611124 5
- 32 ounce, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a clear plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on bottom, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. UPC code: 0 3469611134 4
- 5 pound, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a white plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on the lid, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. No UPC code. Foodservice distribution, not for retail sale.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Neco Foods has notified all Customers and confirmed that all affected product remaining in the customers inventory has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a returned heat abused shipment of 5 pound containers of the product.
No other products have been found to be contaminated.
Consumers who have purchased “Atlantis brand Smoked Fish Dip, Lot # 048”, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Neco Foods at 1-561-582-6089 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.