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Published On: Mon, Nov 12th, 2012

New York Style Nova Lox recalled due to listeria fears, may be linked to two infections

Brockton MA company, Spence & Co Ltd is recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes, according to an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Firm Press Release Friday.

New York Style Nova Lox Image/FDA

The bacterium was detected during routine microbial sampling.

The affected product,  1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox, was distributed to IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12

The potentially tainted product was distributed to the following retail outlets:

Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.

Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (expiration date 10.21.12)

Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).

Fresh Markets: In FL,GA,KY,IL,AL,AZ,OH,TN,SC,VA,IN,MI,OK & KS.

The FDA says that 2 possible product related illnesses have been reported.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. . The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact our Consumer number:             508 427 5577      , between 9am and 4pm EST.

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