OLMA-XXI Inc. of Brooklyn is recalling NORVEN brand herring in oil for possible Listeria contamination. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, however consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
The recalled product has the Lot number 530611 and was sold in two sizes. The 17.6 oz. (500g), size has the UPC barcode 856687004196 and Best before date 10/27/16. The 10.6 oz. (300g) size has the UPC barcode 856687004189 and Best before date 10/27/16. They were as distributed to distributors and retail stores in NY, NJ, CT, IL, PA, MA, MD, VA, FL, and CA.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.