Listeria Prompts Crabmeat Recall

Hallmark Fisheries of Charleston, Oregon is recalling several packaged crabmeat products over concerns the crabmeat may be contaminated with the dangerous and sometimes daily <"">Listeria monocytogenes, wrote Q13 Fox News

The recalled Hallmark Fisheries Crab Meat is sold under the following brands:

• Hallmark
• Peacock
• Quality Ocean International
• Yaquina Bay

The recalled Hallmark Fisheries Crab Meat was sold in five-pound cans, one-pound vacuum packs, one-pound plastic tubs, and eight-ounce plastic tubs and was distributed in Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and California, primarily to food service companies. Hallmark Fisheries can be reached at 541-888-3253, Monday through Friday.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease. While healthy people rarely contract
Listeriosis, the infection can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea; can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women; and can result in serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, persons with HIV infection, or those undergoing chemotherapy.

Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In pregnant women, Listeriosis can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or birth of a baby suffering from the infection.
Pregnant women are about 20 times likelier than others to be infected and Listeriosis can kill fetuses, prompt premature births, and can lead to hearing loss or brain damage in newborns and neurological effects and cardio respiratory failure in adults.

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