Schmaltzy Fish Recalled

Packaged herring recalled due to potential bacteria

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Packages of Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination, a bacterium that can cause potentially fatal infections in children and older adults.

MS FISH CORP® 808 ALABAMA AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11207 is recalling Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by the 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.

Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring is packed in a 12 oz plastic container coded 2/0311. It is a product of USA. Product was distributed throughout New York State.

Consumers that have purchased Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-533-8200.

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Review Date: 
January 19, 2011
Last Updated:
August 17, 2012