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Irvington Seafood is recalling crab meat after testing shows Listeria contamination



Irvington Seafood is recalling crab meat after testing shows Listeria contamination

Irvington Seafood of Irvington, AL, is recalling 1-pound packages of “Crab Meat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger and Claw Meat” because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Kevin Sakprasit, the owner of Irvington Seafood, received the Finish Product Testing results from EMSL Analytical, Inc. on May 17, 2024. Crab meat processed on May 12, 2024, batch #133, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. On May 13, 2024, 94 samples were taken: 23 samples of Jumbo, 24 samples of Lump, 24 samples of Fingers and 23 samples of Claw Meat. Based on the laboratory report, 12 samples taken from Claw Meat and 2 samples taken from Fingers were positive.

The recalled “Crab Meat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger and Claw Meat” was distributed to distributors in Alabama and Mississippi. Products can end up in fish markets or restaurants.

Recalled product:

  • “Crab meat: Jumbo, lump, finger and claw meat”

The product is supplied in 1 lb tubs, labeled with the license number AL 111-C and the company name “Irvington Seafood.”

At the time this recall was issued, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate the cause of the problem.

Consumers who purchased 1-pound packages of “Crab Meat” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell putrid, but it can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Everyone who ate something remembered that develop products and symptoms of a Listeria infection, should seek medical attention and inform their doctor of the possible exposure to Listeria.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms in the coming weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection may include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other diseases.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are at particular risk of serious illness, life-threatening infections, other complications and death. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to preterm labor, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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