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Russian Herring Fillets Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Zip International Group, LLC, of Edison, NJ, is recalling herring fillets due to Listeria contamination.

The recalled herring fillet in oil is a product of Russia and was sold to retail grocery stores in New York state between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14. The 400-gram plastic package has a best-by date of 18/01/2014 and UPC code of 4607095500208.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors, and subsequent analysis of the product found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased herring fillet in oil should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase.

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