Fosforel Atlantika Herring Fillet Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Zip International Group recalls some Fosforel Atlantika Herring Fillets in Oil due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/rh16k

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm376935.htm

Additional information:2793 - FosforelAtlantikaHerringFillet
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Herring Fillets are subject to this recall:

  • Fosforel Atlantika Herring Fillets in Oils, 400 gram size sold in plastic packaging and including a Best By date of 18/01/2014 and a UPC of 4607095500208.

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

About Listeria Poisoning:
Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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