06/16/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Portland, OR—A Listeria monocytogenes threat has prompted a voluntary recall of the flowing brands of cooked, ready to east fresh or frozen lobster meat: Portland Shellfish Co. Inc. brand, Claw island, Craig’s All Natural, and Inland Ocean cooked, fresh or frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat. The FDA stated that recent tests have reveled the possibility that the meat may be contaminated with the dangerous organism.

Listeria can cause serious or sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and other with fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the FDA. Listeria can also cause miscarriages or stillbirths among pregnant females.

At this time no forborne illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.

The recalled products and Lot numbers include:

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, CS 6 x 2 LB, packed under the Claw Island, Craig’s All Natural or Inland Ocean brand, production lot numbers 13210, 13310, and 13410, shipped between 05/14/2010 and 05/26/2010.

• LOBSTER KNUCKLE MEAT, CS 6 x 2 LB, packed under the Inland Ocean brand, production lot numbers 13210, shipped on 05/13/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, CS 18 x 15 oz, packed under the Claw Island brand, production lot numbers 13210 and 13410, shipped between 05/25/2010 and 06/08/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, CS 20 x 8 oz, packed under the Craig’s All Natural brand, production lot numbers 13210, shipped on 05/14/2010.

• LOBSTER KNUCKLE MEAT, 1 LB bag, fresh, packed under Portland shellfish brand, production lot number 13310, shipped on 05/12/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, 4 oz bag, fresh, packed under Portland shellfish brand, production lot number 13310, shipped on 05/13/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, 1 LB bag, fresh, packed under Portland shellfish brand, production lot number 13210 and 13310, shipped on 05/12/2010 and 05/13/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, 2 LB bag, fresh, packed under Portland shellfish brand, production lot number 13210 and 13310, shipped on 05/12/2010 05/13/2010, 05/14/2010.

• LOBSTER CLAW & KNUCKLE MEAT, 5 LB bag, fresh, packed under Portland shellfish brand, production lot number 13210, shipped on 05/12/2010.

The recalled seafood products were sold and distributed nationwide through wholesale and retail outlets.

Consumers are being advised to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions may contact Portland Shellfish Company at 207-699-5505, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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