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Spence & Co Issues A Voluntary Recall of 4oz New York Style Nova Lox Lot Number 9720704 Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 9TH, 2012 - Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is voluntarily recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by 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 fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.
The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
Through Distributors in IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12
It has also been distributed to the following retail stores
Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.
Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (expiration date 10.21.12)
Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).
Fresh Markets: In FL,GA,KY,IL,AL,AZ,OH,TN,SC,VA,IN,MI,OK & KS.
2 possible product related illnesses have been reported, the bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.
Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact our Consumer number: 508 427 5577, between 9am and 4pm EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.