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Listeria Alert Issued for New York Herring

A Brooklyn company is recalling is recalling its “Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

In a news release, MS Fish Corp. said the problem was discovered after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors, and subsequent analysis of the product by laboratory personnel, found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring is packed in a 12 oz. plastic container coded 2/0311.  It is a non-imported product that distributed throughout New York city.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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 persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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