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

Food Safety Alert

September 24, 2014

Joe Morrissey 518-457-0752

Gold Star Smoked Fish Issues Alert for Listeria Monocytogenes in Cold Smoked Steelhead

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with blue and gold label due to contamination or possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall was initiated after 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 in a sample of the product being recalled.  Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. is recalling the product as a precaution.

The recalled product is packaged in a clear plastic vacuum bag for food service distribution and has a white label with a code 244 affixed on the back of the bag.  The UPC Number on the front label is 021 143140026.  The subject product was sold in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida as a food service item to be weighed at the point of sale.

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.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.  Consumers who purchased Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack 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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