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Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752
Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov

October 10, 2012

Consumer Alert - Listeria monocytogenes in Herring “Fillet - Atlantic Recipe in Oil”

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today alerted consumers that Four Seasons Dairy Inc., located at 255 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY, is recalling herring “Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil” due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocyotgenes in a sample of herring “Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil”.  Sale of the product has been suspended.

The recalled herring “Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil” product was packaged in a 1 lb/ 500 g, clear plastic tub with a white plastic lid.  A label on the bottom of the package shows an expiration date of 12/11/12.  The product was sold at retail locations in the New York City area. 

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.

Consumers who have purchased store made herring “Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil” product are urged to discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase.   Consumers with questions may contact the Alex Bekker at 718-567-7877.

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