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Charleston, Ore.-based seafood company Hallmark Fisheries has recalled packaged crab meat products -- under brand names Hallmark, Peacock, Quality Ocean International and Yaquina Bay -- for the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Recalled products were distributed in the following states ... ... Oregon, California, Washington and Nevada, primarily to food service companies, reports Fish Info and Services (FIS), in the form of 5-pound cans, 1-pound vacuum packs, 1-pound plastic tubs and 8-ounce plastic tubs, reports CNN.com, citing a company press release.
FIS advises food service companies to check for the following codes labeled on containers:
• CP 232 4A (A-H)
• CP 233 4A (A-F)
• CP 235 4A (A-F)
• CP 236 4A (A-G)
• CP 238 4A (A-H)
• CP 239 4A (A-C)
• CP 240 4A (A-B)
• CP 242 4A (A-C)
• CP 243 4A (A-H)
• CP 244 4A (A-E)
The bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, could cause short-term symptoms, including fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and can be fatal for young children, elderly or those with weakened immune systems. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths for pregnant woman, according to CNN.com.
The company is under further investigation and has stopped production in meantime, reports CNN.com. Thus far, no illnesses have been reported.
Food service companies that have purchased the recalled products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.