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Evidence of Listeria Leads to Crab Dip Recall

Bright Water Seafood, Tucker, GA, is recalling its seven-ounce packages of Buffalo Krab Dip and Southwest Krab Dip after Listeria monocytogenes contamination was found in the products.

The recalled dips were distributed in retail stores in North Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.  Product details are as follows:

* Bright Water Buffalo Krab Dip product in a seven-ounce, clear plastic container marked with UPC code 8 1971100001 4 with an expiration date of 12/21/2010 stamped on the side.

* Bright Water Southwest Krab Dip in a seven-ounce, clear plastic container marked with an UPC code 8 1971100002 1 with an expiration date of 12/29/2010 stamped on the side.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can additionally cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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