Maspeth recalls anchovy product due to listeria

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 8, 2014

An American seafood company is recalling its anchovy product due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

HAR Maspeth Corp., of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling its 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies.” The recalled product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The affected product comes in clear plastic packages marked with an expiration date of 9/28/2014 stamped on top.

Routine sampling by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detected the contamination, which was confirmed by laboratory tests. The bacteria, listeria monocytogenes, causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and anyone with weakened immune systems.

The FDA reported one allegation of illness connected to the product, but offered no details. Customers who have purchased 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-706-9300.

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