SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased these salads should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
The recalled products were sold at the company’s eight retail outlets in New York and New Jersey. They were packaged in plastic deli containers with “Best By” date codes of 7/21/16 through 08/20/16. The recalled products include: OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX DAIRY, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114136; OSSIE’S HERRING IN SOURCREAM, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885114174; OSSIE’S TAAM SHABBOS HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109057; OSSIES’S STIGLITZ HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109064; OSSIE’S WASABI HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109088; OSSIE’S SWEDISH MATJES HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109101; OSSIE’S DUBLIN HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109002; OSSIE’S HONEY MUSTARD HERRING; NET WT. 7 OZ. 739885109019; OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX & CREAM, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104113; OSSIE’S SHMALTZ HERRING, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104182; OSSIE’S ROMAN SHMALTZ HERRING, NET WT. 7 OZ., UPC 739885109026; OSSIE’S PICKLED HERRING, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104175; OSSIE’S PICKLED HERRING CLEAR, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104205 and OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104137.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an infection, which can take up to 70 days to develop, include high fever, severe headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Those most at risk are young children, seniors, the immune-compromised and pregnant women. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.