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Minced Crab Meat Products Recalled Because of Listeria Risk

Jun 2, 2014
Crab Meat Recall

FDA Announced A Recall of Minced Crab Meat

Rome Packing Co., Inc., in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand minced crab meat after product sampling showed some products might have been contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

The Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly or frail individuals, and people with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. Listeriosis symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women are approximately 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get Listeriosis, according to and the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

Recalled Products Lot Number

The recalled products are Ocean’s Catch Crab Meat (6-ounce, lot numbers 101366, 101507, 01540); Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat (8-ounce, lot numbers 101372, 101432, 1014740); and Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat (16-ounce, lot numbers 101372, 101391, 101407, 101432, 101474, 101539). The products are packaged in round plastic containers; their sell-by dates range from 5/14/14 to 5/21/14. The recalled crab meat was distributed nationwide to stores including Shaw’s Supermarkets, Market Basket, and Dave’s Market.

The FDA advises anyone who has these products on hand to return them to the place of purchase for a refund or to discard them. To contact company representative John F. Whiteside, Jr., consumers may call 508.991.3333.

Rome Packing Co., Inc. says it is cooperating in an investigation by the FDA and the Rhode Island Department of Health and it has initiated corrective action in the processing plant to prevent a reoccurrence.

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