Kosher First LLC., 502 Flushing Ave., is recalling Tuv Taam Salads Nova Lox Salad due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the FDA announced today.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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 persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers that have purchased Tuv Taam Salads Nova Lox Salad should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-855-2207.