Recalled Dips by Bright Water Seafood in Time for Xmas
Before you put out the chips and crab dip for your Xmas guests, check your package. Bright Water Seafood has voluntarily recalled two of its Krab dips because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Krab dips were distributed in five states
Bright Water Seafood of Tucker, Georgia, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has recalled its 7 ounce Buffalo Krab Dip and 7 ounce Southwest Krab Dip because of the possible contamination. Although no one has reported an illness associated with consuming these products, the company has stopped production of the products and is urging consumers to return the packages to their place of purchase for a refund.
The recalled dips were distributed in retail stores in Georgia (north), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Buffalo Krab Dip has a UPC code of 8 1971100001 4 and an expiration date of 12/21/2010 stamped on the side of the clear plastic container. The Southwest Krab Dip has a UPC code of 8 1971100002 1 and an expiration date of 12/29/2010 also stamped on the side.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, a disease that mainly affects the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and young children, and adults who have a compromised immune system.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with listeriosis have fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, they may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms, but the infection can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, or infection of the infant.
Bright Water Seafood has two contact numbers for consumers who may have questions about the recalled dips: 678-373-0989 or 678-373-4564, available between 9 AM and 5 PM.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration