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ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, Issues An Alert On Listeria In Sliced Herring Fillet In Oil (Forelka)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 10, 2012 - ZIP INTERNATIONAL GROUP LLC, 160 Raritan Center Parkway #6 Edison, NJ 08837 is recalling Sliced herring fillet (Forelka) due to Listeria contamination.
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 recalled Sliced herring fillet (Forelka) comes in both 330 gram and 600 gram plastic containers with a code date of best before 03/06/2012. They were sold in the New York Metropolitan Area. It is a product of Ukraine.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors & subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased Sliced herring fillet (Forelka) should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company @ 732-225-3600.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.