April 11, 2003
Indumar Seafood Has Recalled Caribe Brand Fresh
Weston, FL (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Indumar Seafood Corp. has recalled 16 oz.
Plastic containers of Caribe Brand Fresh Crab Claw Meat, Product of
Venezuela, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with
weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as
high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,
listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant
Caribe brand Fresh Crab Meat affected was distributed in Georgia, Texas,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York through retail outlets.
Caribe brand Fresh Crab Meat is packed in clear plastic 16-oz. containers
with blue printing. The container has no code numbers or expiration dates.
The "Claw" box is checked (X), indicating claw meat only.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Food and Drug
Administration, which revealed that the finished product contained the
Consumers who have purchased 16 oz. Caribe brand crab meat (claw) between
March 18, 2003 and April 10, 2003 may return it to the place of purchase for
a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at