Mazowsze Deli (Sliced) Herring Recall
|Date:||May 11, 2012|
|What:||Mazowsze Deli (Sliced) Herring|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||New York City|
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets announced that Mazowsze Deli of Brooklyn, New York is recalling (sliced) Herring due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism commonly found in nature which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. It may also cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious flu-like symptoms in otherwise healthy individuals.
The recalled in-store packed (sliced) Herring comes in an un-coded, one pound clear plastic container with a plastic lid. The Herring was sold from the deli’s retail location in Brooklyn only.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by New York State Food Laboratory personnel found Listeria monocytogenes present in the product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who purchased the Herring should not consume it but should discard the product or return it to Mazowsze Deli.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.