Jane Lerner of The Journal News reports that a Spring Valley food manufacturer warned consumers three times in the past month not to eat some varieties of its salads because they were contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria, according to state records.
Golden Taste issued the recalls after tests done by state officials showed the presence of listeria in its baked salmon salad, tuna deluxe, scallion tuna deluxe and whitefish salad. The recalls were issued Thursday, June 28 and June 11.
The same company recalled some salads in October 2004 and in January 2000 after state tests revealed the same bacteria, which can cause pregnant women to suffer miscarriage or premature labor and can make the elderly, children and people with compromised immune systems very sick. In healthy people, it can cause flu-like symptoms, including muscle aches, fever, nausea and diarrhea.
The company’s products are distributed to stores throughout New York and New Jersey.