Ossie’s Ready-To-Eat Salads Recalled For Possible Listeria Risk
SM Fish Corporation of New York is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready to eat salads because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between Aug. 1, 2016, and Sept. 9, 2016.
The recalled products were packed in plastic deli containers with a UPC Code and “Best By” date codes of 8/21/16 through 10/18/16 (located on the bottom of the tub).
The recalled products are:
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
OSSIE’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 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
OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX, NET WT. 8 OZ., UPC 739885104137
OSSIE’S EGG SALAD, NET WT. 7OZ., UPC 73988570552
OSSIE’S EGG WITH MUSHROOM, NET WT. 7OZ., UPC 73988570556
OSSIE’S EGG WITH SCALLION, NET WT. 7OZ., UPC 73988570555
OSSIE’S LITE TUNA, NET WT. 7OZ., UPC 73988570551
OSSIE’S HOME MADE TUNA SALAD, NET WT. 7OZ., UPC 73988570550
If you purchased any of the recalled products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged container so other people and animals can’t get at them, or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands well after handling these products.
Then clean out your refrigerator or wherever you stored the products with a mild bleach solution of 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of warm water to kill any remaining bacteria. Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
The company announced a recall of its OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat herring salads last month, also for potential Listeria contamination.
FDA will vacate the Suspension of Food Facility Registration Order and reinstate SM Fish’s food facility registration only when the agency determines that food from its facility no longer has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans.