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Schmaltz Herring Recall: Possible Listeria Contamination

Attention New York Residents: Fish sold statewide may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. If you have consumed any of the products included in this recall and are experiencing symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

What’s the problem?

January 18, 2011 – MS Fish Corp of Brooklyn, NY is now recalling Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring distributed throughout the state of New York due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The problem was discovered after routine sampling found the product to be positive for the harmful bacteria. Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring is packed in a 12 oz plastic container coded 2/0311.

Listeriosis

According to the CDC, there are approximately 2500 cases of Listeriosis reported each year, resulting in about 500 deaths. Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, which is a bacteria typically found in soil and water. This bacteria is different from most others that cause food poisoning in that it is capable of growing in cold temperatures such as that of a refrigerator. 25% of Listeria infections are fatal, compared to a much lower percentage for Salmonella, which is the most common food-related infection.

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in contaminated fish recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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