June 11, 2005
Golden Taste Inc., a wholesale food company in Spring Valley, said yesterday that it is recalling its Tuna Deluxe salad because of possible contamination by listeria bacteria.
Rafael Perl, the manager of the food processing plant, said the recall is taking place because inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found that the tuna fish salad may be contaminated by listeria bacteria.
The recalled product is coded 7/03/05 and is packaged in 7.5 ounce and 3.5 ounce clear plastic containers. Golden Taste also sells coleslaw, macaroni salad and bean salad, among other foods to groceries and supermarkets.

Perl said he did not know where the approximately 1,000 containers of tuna salad were sold.
He said the company is very aware of such contamination and has its own testing done periodically by a laboratory in Queens. Because of this latest incident, he said, the company stopped production and is sanitizing the entire plant to ensure it is free of listeria.
Listeria can cause serious infections in elderly people, young children, pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems. Customers should return the product to where it was purchased for a full refund. Direct any questions to the company at 845-356-4133.
Purchase-based Nutrition 21 Inc. said yesterday that it received a letter from the Nasdaq stock market saying that it is not in compliance with its regulation that a stock have a minimum bid price of $1 to continue to be listed on the exchange. Nasdaq said Nutrition 21 has 180 calendar days, or until Dec. 5, to get the stock price above $1 for 10 consecutive days. Should the company not meet the regulation at that time its securities will be delisted. Nutrition 21, a nutritional bioscience company, makes supplements based on the trace mineral chromium to control insulin function and blood-sugar levels.
In the seven months since they’ve been on the market, The Lofts condominiums at City Center in White Plains are completely sold out and the condos in the adjacent Trump Tower are expected to sell out in the next few weeks, it was announced this week. In making the announcement, Louis R. Cappelli, president of Cappelli Enterprises who developed The Lofts and partnered with Donald Trump on the Trump Tower project, said it was initially estimated that it would take 18 months to sell all the units, and then it was lowered to 12. But seven months “is a phenomenon that reinforces the importance of downtown living and the incredible renaissance the county’s major cities are experiencing,” Cappelli said in a prepared statement. The Lofts building has 11 stories; Trump Tower has 35. Prices for the condos range from $785,000 to $1.86 million, said Geoffrey Thompson, a City Center spokesman. The buyers will be able to move in this fall.
A physician from Greenburgh who is renowned as a specialist in geriatrics has been named chairman of the Department of Medicine at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. Dr. T.S. Dharmarajan, who now serves as chief of geriatric medicine at the hospital, was appointed because he is “a world-class physician and leader with superb medical and management skills, who works tirelessly for the benefit of his patients and colleagues,” said Richard Celiberti, the hospital’s president and chief executive. As chairman, Dharmarajan will oversee 200 physicians. Dharmarajan is also a professor of medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla. His wife, Lekshmi, is the chief of cardiology at Lincoln Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx.
Stavros and Debra Karipides of Harrison said yesterday that they have opened Johnny Cakes, a 24-hour family-style coffee shop they own and operate at 6 N. Water St. in Greenwich, Conn. The coffee shop is named after their 1-year-old son, Johnny. Stavros Karipides, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has also run Famous Pizza and Souvlaki for the past 10 years. It serves Italian and Greek food and is adjacent to Johnny Cakes.