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"Life-threatening bacteria" and widespread sanitation problems were found during repeated inspections of N.Y. Fish, Inc. (AKA New York City Fish, Inc.) from 2006 - 2013. The salmon production equipment is so contaminated with deadly Listeria that it would be almost impossible to get rid of it, even if the companies tried hard -- which it didn't, the FDA said.
Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Stuart F. Delery said, “Inspectors who visited the defendants’ facility found more than Nemo; they found life-threatening bacteria. Despite repeated warnings and direction to sanitize the facility, the defendants have failed to do so. They cannot be allowed to continue to distribute potentially unsafe food to our families."
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against N.Y. Fish Inc.; New York City Fish Inc.; Maxim Kutsyk, Pavel Roytkov, Leonid Staroseletesky, and Steven Koyfman (the president is also listed as Steve Koifman and "Slavic Koifman").
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