Lobster recall: Listeria contamination suspected
A recall has been issued for lobster meat sold from coast-to-coast after tests showed it could be contaminated with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
The following brands are subject to this recall: Portland Shellfish Company, Inc., Claw island, Craig's All Natural, and Inland Ocean. Portland Shellfish distributed the knuckle and claw meat, which was sold in cooked, fresh or frozen packages.
Listeria can cause a variety of gastrointestinal problems, fever, headaches and stiffness in healthy people and potential fatal infections in young children, the frail and the elderly.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide in wholesale and retail stores.
A full list of all the lot numbers and package types is available from the FDA.
The products were shipped between May 12 and June 8.
If you have any of the recalled lobster, do not eat it. The lobster should be returned to where it was purchased for a refund. No reports of any sicknesses related to the lobster have been reported, the FDA said.
Consumers with questions can contact Portland Shellfish weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 207-699-5505.