If there's one thing New Yorkers love, it's brunch. And if there's one ingredient integral to brunch, it's smoked salmon. On a bagel with schmear, on an English muffin with poached eggs, or straight-up on an appetizing platter, the pink stuff is integral to any Sunday morning. But beware! More than 8,000 individually wrapped packages of smoked salmon across the country are being recalled due to listeria concerns.

Per the FDA's handy-dandy new food recall tracking site, Vita-Food Products, Inc., based in Chicago, is recalling 8,088 4-oz packages of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Most of the packages were sold throughout the south and west coast, but Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey may be carrying the fish, as well as 828 grocery stores near Buffalo. Take a look at the "sell by" date and code on the package to see if it matches up with this: DEC 15 2011 01961B. If it does, put down that salmon!

Listeria contamination can cause "serious and sometimes fatal infections to young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women." So far, there have been no confirmed illnesses, but better safe than sorry when it comes to those Alaskan bennies.