Food Products Recalled For Listeria Concerns In December 2013

Food Products Recalled For Listeria Concerns In December 2013

The following food products were recalled during the month of December in 2013 due to potential health risks posed by Listeria contamination.

Fosforel, Atlantika Herring Fillet in Oil Recalled for Listeria Contamination:

On December 20, 2013, Zip International Group, LLC of Edison, New Jersey, recalled its herring fillet in oil (FOSFOREL, ATLANTIKA) 200 grams in plastic packaging, because the product was contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. According to a company press release, the following product was recalled:

“The recalled herring fillet in oil (FOSFOREL, ATLANTIKA) 200 grams in plastic packaging includes best by dates 18/01/2014 (UPC: 4607106577526). The best by date is located on the round side of the packaging and was sold to retail grocery stores in New York State beginning on 11/07/2013 and ending on 12/12/2013. It is a product of Russia.”

Consumers were cautioned not to eat the recalled herring.

Spokane Produce, Inc. Recalls Victor™ Toasted Sesame Hummus Amid Listeria Concerns:

Spokane Produce, Inc., of Spokane, Washington, recalled approximately 59 lbs of Victor’s Sesame Hummus on December 20, 2013, because the product had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Routine product testing indicated that the newly released product detected the presence of other Listeria species.

The following product was subject to the recall:

    • 11oz labeled “Victor™ – Toasted Sesame Hummus” with UPC 6 09722 76501 5, best by 12/29/13.

According to the company press release, the hummus was distributed to retail locations including Rosauers, Brewster Market, and SuperOne in Washington and Montana. Consumers were urged not to consume the recalled Victor™ Toasted Sesame Hummus.

Ontario, Canada Firm Recalls Prosciutto Ham Product for Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination:

On December 6, 2013, Santa Maria Foods, of Brampton, Ontario recalled approximately 2,600 pounds of whole boneless ham prosciutto product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) reported that the ham product was shipped to California and Michigan for further distribution. The ham case labels bear the Canadian establishment number “473A” within the Canadian mark of inspection. The following product was recalled:

    • Approximately 50-lb. boxes labeled “PROSCIUTTO x 4 GOLD” with the case codes BR031356 or BR031374, produced on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 2013. Each box contains 4 individually packaged hams with the case codes BR031341 or BR031354.

Consumers were informed that they should not eat the recalled ham product.

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen capable of causing a serious and life-threatening infection known as listeriosis. Older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and listeriosis complications. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born.

Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can contract listeriosis as well.

Listeriosis can develop for up to two months after an individual consumes a Listeria contaminated food. If you experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating a Listeria contaminated food you should seek medical care and let your health care professional know that you have eaten a contaminated food. This is especially important for those individuals in a high risk group.

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