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Imported Sliced Herring Recalled Due to Listeria

Zip International Group of Edison, NJ is recalling sliced herring imported from Ukraine because of Listeria contamination. 

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Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets food inspectors and subsequent testing found the sliced herring, known as Forelka, to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported. 

The Forelka comes in both 330 gram and 600 gram plastic containers with the best-before date 03/06/2012 and the best-by date 5/18/2012. The imported herring fillet was sold in the New York metropolitan area.

The recalled herring should not be consumed, and may be returned to the place of purchase. 

For more information contact the company at 732-225-3600 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Listeria, which can cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals, can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as miscarriage and stillbirth, and is also dangerous for people with compromised immune systems.

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