Bama company recalls 1 pound of crabmeat sold in 4 southern states

An Alabama seafood company is recalling 1-pound (0.45-kilogram) packages of crabmeat because federal inspectors found Listeria bacteria on cooking equipment and in the cooking room.

Irvington Seafood of Irvington, Alabama, said in a notice posted Friday on the Food and Drug Administration’s website that it has suspended production of the packages while it and the FDA investigate.

The recalled packages, labeled “Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger, and Claw meat,” were sold to distributors in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

“No illnesses have been reported to date related to this issue,” and no crabmeat has been tested, the notice said.

Buyers can get a full refund by returning the product to the store where they purchased it.

The lot numbers on the bottom of the recalled containers are 130, 131, 132, 134, 137, 139, 141, 144, 145, 146, 148 and 150. The company’s license number is AL 111-C.

In healthy people, Listeria monocytogenes can cause short-term fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. But it can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

The company said FDA testing took place on May 9 and the potential for contamination was noted on May 27.

Lynn A. Saleh