Rome Packing recalls crab meat because of possible Listeria risk

May 30, 2014

Rome Packing Co. Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand minced crab meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The list of recalled products, are packaged in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), sold as refrigerated, includes: 6-oz Ocean’s Catch Crab Meat, 8-oz Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat, and 16-oz Ocean’s Catch All Natural Jonah Crab Combo Meat. The products are distributed throughout the United States to retail stores including but not limited to: Shaws Supermarkets, Market Basket, and Dave’s Market.

Rome Packing Co. Inc. is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Rhode Island Dept. of Health investigation. Rome Packing has initiated corrective action in its processing plant to prevent this from occurring.

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