June 8, 2021

Many Kosher Brands Hit with Contaminated Smoked Fish

Brooklyn, NY…Product recalls are not uncommon in the food industry especially when found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. According to COLlive.com, Banner Smoked Fish of Brooklyn, NY voluntarily recalled its smoked fish of all products within expiry, in all package sizes, all package types and all lots. The recall was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). What makes this recall unique is that it effects many kosher brands, including Benz’s, Raskin’s, Flaum, Tuv Taam, Pomegranate, Golden Taste, Bingo and more. The recalled smoked fish were distributed through retails and distributions, as well online. The products were sold in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.