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

Food Safety Alert

July 15, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Golden Taste, Inc. Recalls Golden Taste Nova Lox Salad Due to Listeria Contamination

Golden Taste, Inc., 45 S. Central Avenue, Spring Valley, New York 10977 is recalling its Golden Taste Nova Lox Salad in 7.5 oz and 3.5 oz and 5 lb plastic containers because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Golden Taste Nova Lox Salad was distributed to retail stores throughout New York State and New Jersey. The product is coded 8/18/05.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The contaimination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the Golden Taste Nova Lox Salad. Production of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased Golden Taste Nova Lox Salad coded 8/18/05 are urged to return them to the place of purcahse for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 845-356-4133.


2005 Consumer Alerts