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FDA recalls seafood from Mobile County supplier

IRVINGTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A Food & Drug Administration test has led to a recall in a handful of Southeast states.

Irvington Seafood, based in Irvington, Mobile County, Alabama, recalled its one-pound packages of “Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger and Claw meat” due to a Listeria issue. An FDA test at the Irvington Seafood plant on May 9 found Listeria contamination in the cooking room and cooking facility. These findings were reported to the company on May 27.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.

Short-term symptoms in healthy people may include:

  • high fever
  • severe headaches
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

In pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

In the recall notice, Irvington Seafood said the recall was being done for safety reasons, noting that no crabmeat had been tested but could still be contaminated due to cross-contamination between the equipment and the meat itself.

Production of the product, which has been shipped to distributors across Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, has been halted while the company and the FDA investigate the source of the problem.

The one-pound packages bear the license number AL 111-C and the company name “Irvington Seafood”. The following lot numbers are included in the recall:

  • 130-132
  • 134
  • 137
  • 139
  • 141
  • 144-146
  • 148
  • 150

No cases of illness have been reported in connection with the contamination by Listeria.

Consumers who have purchased one pound packages of Irvington Seafood “Crabmeat” should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions regarding the recall should be directed to Kammie Richardson at (251) 610-4159 or Kammie1101@gmail.com.


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