NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Some lots of "Brooklyn's Best Brand" smoked salmon are being recalled because of a potentially deadly bacteria found in some packages, U.S. authorities said.
Packages sampled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contained Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, the agency said in a release.
Listeria infection also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, the FDA said, noting no illnesses had been reported to date.
Service Smoked Fish Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y, is recalling Brooklyn's Best Brand smoked Nova salmon with "Use-By" dates of Dec. 3, 2009 through Dec. 19, 2009. The salmon was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.