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MKG Provisions is Voluntarily Recalling Different Brands of Atlantic Smoked Salmon due to Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 14, 2012 - MKG Provisions of Miami, FL is recalling Atlantic Smoked Salmon Batch# 911 and Batch# 1478-69441 that 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, pregnant women and others with weakened immune system. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The product batch # 911 was distributed to Merry Seafood, Corp. In Hialeah Fl. Michael’s Seafood, of Miami FL Boca Raton Resort & Club, In Boca Fl. US Foodservice Manassas, Kora Food Group, In St Petersburg, FL and Aunt Mary’s Bagels, In Pembroke Fl, Rogelio Quintero of Miami Fl. during the time period from September 15, 2011 through December 8, 2011 and Batch# 1478-69441 sold to St. James Smokehouse in Miami Fl. on June 15, 2012.

Cold smoke Atlantic salmon trimmings Batch # 911
UpRiver Brand Cold Smoke Atlantic Salmon Pre-sliced sides Vacuum Packed Batch # 911
UpRiver Brand Cold Smoke Atlantic salmon Balik Cut Sides Vacuum Packed Batch # 911
UpRiver Brand Cold Smoke Atlantic Salmon Pre-sliced 4 OZ Vacuum Packed retail packages Batch # 911
Cold smoke Atlantic salmon Nordic Choice Pre-sliced sides Batch # 1478-69441
Cold smoke Atlantic salmon trimmings Batch # 1478-69441

The recall was the result of an audit by the Florida Department of Agriculture that revealed that previous lab testing in raw product contained bacteria. MKG is voluntarily recalling this product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers should discard or return any of the products purchased mentioned above

Consumers with questions may contact:
MKG Provisions Inc.
Phone 305-835-0171
Fax 305-835-0198
From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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