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Spence & Co., Smoked Salmon Listeria Illnesses Prompts Recall

Spence & Co Ltd, has recalled New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to two possible product related illnesses.

The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.  The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

Through Distributors in IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12

Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.

Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (Expiration date 10.21.12)

Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).

Fresh Markets: In FL, GA, KY, IL, AL, AZ, OH, TN, SC, VA, IN, MI, OK & KS.

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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.