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

Food Safety Alert

July 26, 2013

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. Issues an alert on Listeria in Rybacka Wies Brand herring Fillets in Oil

“Matjes Sledz w oleju”

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Rybacka Wies Brand Herring Fillets in Oil/ “Matjes Sledz w oleju” due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy person may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women.

The recalled product is packaged in 17.64oz/500 grams plastic containers and has an expiration date of 10/31/13 stamped on the back of the container.  The UPC Number is 021143241228.  The product was sold nationwide.  It is a product of the USA.

The recall was 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 revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.  Consumers who purchased Rybacka Wies Brand Herring Fillets in Oil/”Matjes Sledz w oleju” should not consume it and should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with any questions may contact the company directly at 718-522-5480.

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