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

Food Safety Alert

August 13, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden

Listeria in Neparovana Smoked Sausage


Jessica Chittenden Immediately, Monday
518-457-3136 August 13, 2007

      New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today warned consumers not to eat “Neparovana Smoked Sausage” sold at Muncan Food Corp, 676 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens 11385 due to possible Listeria contamination.

      The “Neparovana Smoked Sausage” was sold bulk from the store’s deli display cooler.  It is not coded. Muncan Food Corp is voluntarily recalling the product. 

      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 product was contaminated with Listeria.  Production of the product has been suspended while the company investigates the source of the problem.

      Listeria is a common organism found in nature.  It 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.

      No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased “Neparovana Smoked Sausage” should return it to the place of purchase or discard it.


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