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Crabmeat originating from Alabama recalled over listeria concerns

Irvington Seafood has issued a recall of their Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger and Claw meat. The recall was issued due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Irvington Seafood is located in Irvington, Alabama. The recalled crab was distributed to Southern retailers in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.


Recalled Products:

Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger and Claw meat

1-pound containers

License # AL 111-C

Batch Numbers 130,131,132,134,137,139,141,144,145,146,148,150


The United States Food and Drug Administration tested the room the crab meat is cooked in and the equipment it’s cooked on back on May 9th. A few weeks later on May 27th, the potential for contamination was noted. What the FDA has yet to do though in spite of the concerns is test the actually manufactured crabmeat. That hasn’t stopped them from issuing a warning though of the potential contamination. 

Now for most of us Listeria monocytogenes aren’t of serious concern. Listeria usually comes with a fever, headache, nausea, diarrhea, and a few other what many consider “minor” effects. For young children, the elderly, pregnant women, or those with weakened immune systems though, things can be much more serious. For these individuals, Listeria can cause sometimes fatal infections, as well as miscarriages or stillbirths in women who are pregnant.

Irvington Seafood has ceased production of the crabmeat in question while they and the FDA continue to investigate. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported related to this recall. 

To read the full report on this recall over at Food Safety News, click here: