Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY has announced a voluntary recall of its smoked fish products sold under multiple kosher brand names.
The recall is being made over the potential that the products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The brands involved in the recall include Bingo Nova Lox, Banner Smoked Fish, BenZ’s Nova Salmon, and more including Raskin’s fish, Flaum and Tuv Taam. See a full list with photos and lot numbers Here.
According to the FDA, the products were found to be processed under unsanitary conditions, with the problem discovered through an FDA routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 449 – 1400 from 8 AM – 4 PM EST.
CLARIFICATION: This voluntary recall ONLY includes BenZ’s vaccume packed lox. All other items from BenZ’s are not invluded in this recall.