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Irvington Seafood recall: Alabama crab meat probably comprises listeria

Federal testing on an Alabama seafood provider revealed listeria in crab meat processing tools and has led to a recall in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.

The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration has launched a recall discover for Irvington Seafood in Alabama, recalling its one-pound packages of “Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger, and Claw meat.”

The potential for contamination was famous on Might 27 after the FDA examined on Might 9.

FDA testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on cooking tools and in a cooking room. No crabmeat has been examined however product could have doubtlessly been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes resulting from cross contamination.

No diseases have been reported.

The crabmeat went to distributors in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.

No info was given concerning the retail shops or eating places that purchased crab meat from these distributors in these 4 states. Irvington, west of Cellular Bay, is about 70 miles from the Florida state line and eating places in different southeastern states might have probably been affected.

Listeria is particularly harmful in younger kids, frail or aged folks, and others with weakened immune methods. Though wholesome people could undergo solely short-term signs reminiscent of excessive fever, extreme headache, stiffness, nausea, belly ache and diarrhea, Listeria an infection could cause miscarriages and stillbirths amongst pregnant girls.

The product got here in a 1 lb. containers, bundle marked with license quantity AL 111-C with the corporate identify “Irvington Seafood.”

Search for the next batch quantity written on the underside of the container: 130, 131, 132, 134, 137, 139, 141, 144, 145, 146,148, 150

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The manufacturing of the product has been suspended whereas FDA and the corporate proceed to research the supply of the issue.

Shoppers who’ve bought 1 lb. packages of “Crabmeat” are urged to return them to the place of buy for a full refund. Shoppers with questions could contact the corporate through e mail [email protected] or phone.