This one specifically applies to the New York area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Portland.
Service Smoked Fish Corp is recalling some of their “Brooklyn’s BEST brand SMOKED NOVA SALMON” because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The press release explains that “Listeria monocytogenes… can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may possibly 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.”
I love the placement of “only” in that last part. Hey, it’s “only” a 103 degree fever! Whatsamatter with you?
Anyhow, the specific recall is limited to… “3 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz. and random weight sides with the brand name “Brooklyn’s BEST” appearing on a circular label inside the vacuum bag. A “Use-By” date appears on the bottom of the gold board. Units with “Use-By” dates of 12/03/09 through 12/19/09 are being recalled. The product was also air-packed in bulk boxes. Air-packed units with lot numbers 060 through 043 are being recalled. No other use-by dates or lots numbers are involved in this recall.”