Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

April 17, 2013

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752

Prime Food USA Issues an Alert on Listeria in Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Matiej”, Salmon Fillet Slices and Herring Fillet “Forelka” in Oil

Prime Food USA, 50st & 1st Ave Building # 57, Brooklyn NY 11232, is recalling Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Matiej”, Salmon Fillet Slices and Herring Fillet “Forelka” in Oil due to contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

The recalled Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Matiej” is packaged in 17.64oz (500grams) in plastic containers.The 17.64oz (500gram) container has a partial code: 01.14 and UPC Number 7541004076916. Salmon Fillet Slices packaged in 7.5oz plastic container and  has a code.15.07.13(17JL), Herring Fillet “Forelka” in Oil 11.64oz (330gram) is packaged in plastic oval type containers. The 11.64oz (330gram) container has a code 07.01.14(09JR) .The products were sold in New York State.They are products of Latvia

The recall initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel 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 Latis Brand Herring Fillet “Forelka” in Oil, Herring Fillet “Matiej”and Salmon Fillet Slices should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0376.

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