Royal Seafood Baza of New York is recalling refrigerated ready to eat herring products because they may be contamianted with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to manifest.
You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. They include refrigerated, ready to eat herring in brine and herring in oil in various sizes and with different UPC numbers. The Bulk Herring products have pack dates of “11/2/16” – “11/30/16”. The Herring products packaged in retail containers have Best Before dates of: 11.30.2016 through 02.28.2017. Herring products packaged in vacuum packaged bags include Pack Dates of 11.09.16 – 11.30.16.
This recall was triggered as a result of environmental sampling by the FDA during an inspection which found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria at the plant. If you purchased any of these recalled products, do not eat them. Throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your fridge with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures. Wash your hands after handling these products.