Rome Packing Co. recalls crabmeat

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 27, 2014

An American packing company is voluntarily recalling a crabmeat product due to concerns of Listeria contamination, according to a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Rome Packing Co., of East Providence, R.I., issued a recall of its Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat, both fresh and frozen products, after routing product sampling by the company found some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes baceteria.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The list of fresh products, sold refrigerated in round plastic tub containers, includes:

5 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Fresh Jonah Crab Leg Meat:

   lot number 0104804 with a sell by date before 10/15/14;

6 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat:

   lot number 0104791 with a sell by date before 10/13/14;

   lot number 0104666 with a sell by date before 10/15/14;

8 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Fresh Jonah Crab Leg Meat:

   lot number 0104665 with a sell by date before 10/13/14;

   lot number 0104665 with a sell by date before 10/14/14;

   lot number 0104804 with a sell by date before 10/14/14;

   lot number 0104842 with a sell by date before 10/16/14;

8 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat:

   lot number 0104787 with a sell by date before 10/14/14;

16 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Fresh Jonah Crab Leg Meat:

   lot number 0104659 with a sell by date before 10/13/14;

   lot number 0104665 with a sell by date before 10/14/14;

   lot number 0104842 with a sell by date before 10/16/14;

16 ounce Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat:

   lot number 0104806 with a sell by date before 10/14/14;

   lot number 0104845 with a sell by date before 10/16/14;

Frozen recalled products are packaged in plastic bags and sold frozen. Products include 5-pound bags of Ocean’s Catch All Natural Frozen Jonah Crab Leg Meat, lot number 0104842 with a sell by date before 4/16/16.

The products are distributed in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois and California to retail stores including but not limited to: Shaw’s Supermarkets, Legal Sea Foods, and Harbor Fish Market.

Anyone who have purchased these products is urged not to consume them and return them to the place of purchase for a refund or discard them.

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