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California Updates Warning About Domoic Acid in Some Shellfish Species

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is updating its warning to consumers regarding certain seafood species caught along the California coastline which may contain high levels of domoic acid. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this event. Advisories continue to be in place for: Consumers to avoid eating recreationally and commercially caught Dungeness… Continue Reading

Feds Seize Frozen Crab Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, federal government officials seized approximately 5,000 cases of frozen, processed crab products manufactured by Rome Packing Company Inc. of East Providence, RI, because the crab meat is suspected to be contaminated with harmful bacteria. In a complaint unsealed today, the government alleged that Rome Packing, formerly based in East Providence, R.I.,… Continue Reading

‘Dangerous’ Domoic Acid Levels Prompt Seafood Warning in California

Due to “dangerous levels” of domoic acid found in some species, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab taken from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Department officials… Continue Reading

Gold Coast Expands Recall of Seafood Spreads for Listeria Risk

A Florida-based company that recalled its crab spread for potential Listeria contamination earlier this month has expanded that recall to include three other kinds of seafood spreads. Gold Coast Salads of Naples, FL issued an updated voluntary recall of its Blue Crab Spread, Maine Lobster Spread, Lobster and Shrimp Spread and Smoked Salmon Spread this week,… Continue Reading

Crab Spread Recalled for Listeria Risk

A Pennylvania-based supermarket chain is recalling a crab spread sold at its retail locations because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Sister companies GIANT and MARTINS issued a voluntary recall of Gold Coast Crab Spread Friday after a sample of the product tested positive for Listeria. Product subject to the recall is sold… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Mislabeled Crab Soup

Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA is recalling certain crab soup, distributed to some Whole Foods retail stores on the East Coast, because a labeling mistake omits the milk, wheat and crab ingredients. The back label on some of the company’s Rip Roarin’ Crab Soup incorrectly identifies the product as Manhattan Clam Chowder, so the… Continue Reading

First E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Crabmeat

Plymouth, England residents Monday learned about an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that occurred in their city last August when nine people were infected by eating crabmeat. The Plymouth Herald Monday reported last summer’s outbreak was unusual because it marked the first time that E. coli O157:H7 was associated with the consumption of crabmeat. Monday’s report… Continue Reading

Processors Cited Over Lobster, Crab & Tuna

Seafood processing facilities turning out lobster bisque, canned pasteurized crabmeat and refrigerated tuna loins, as well as yellow fin and big eye tuna, received warning letters in February about their operations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent the warning letters on: -Feb. 4 to Greene, ME -based KJPL Restaurants Inc., doing business as… Continue Reading