July 19, 2005
A Spring Valley food company that warned consumers four times in about a month that its products could make them sick has ceased production, state officials said today. Golden Taste Inc., located at 45 S. Central Ave., has stopped manufacturing all food products, said Kate Lane, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.
“Golden Taste is currently closed until further notice,” she said.
The company had recalled its salads — including Nova lox, baked salmon and tuna — four times since June 10 because tests done by the state showed they were contaminated with listeria. The bacteria can cause pregnant women to suffer miscarriage or premature labor and can make the elderly, children and people with compromised immune systems very sick.
The company will remain closed until inspector visit it again, Lane said.