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Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Cold Smoked Steelhead Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 24,2014 - Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with blue and gold label due to contamination or possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall was initiated after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product being recalled. Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. is recalling the product as a precaution.
The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic vacuum bag for food service distribution and has a white label with a code 244 affixed on the back of the bag. The UPC Number on the front label is 021 143140026. The subject product was sold in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida as a food service item to be weighed at point of sale.
Listeria monocytogenes 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 can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who purchased Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack should not consume it and should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with any questions may contact the company directly at 718-522-5480.