New York-Style Nova Lox Listeria Outbreak


According to a company press release, Spence & Co. issued a recall of its 4 oz. New York Style Nova Lox Lot Number 9720704 for potential Listeria contamination on November 9, 2012.

Listeria-tained Lox Distributed Widely

Spence & Co. stated that the lox was 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.

Discard or return Listeria-contaminated Lox

Anyone who is in possession of the New York Style Nova Lox should return the product for a refund or discard it.

Symptoms of Listeria Infection

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Symptoms are typically more serious in frail or elderly people, and others with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women infected with Listeria can suffer miscarriage or give birth to stillborn babies.

Contact the Marler Clark Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Listeria infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Listeria and other foodborne illnesses, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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