Portland Shellfish Company Recalls Lobsters Due to Listeria

Portland Shellfish Company has voluntarily recalled a range of lobster products nationwide after tests showed the shellfish may be contaminated with listeria. The meat shipped between May 12 and June 8, 2010 and was sold at retail stores nationwide.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can lead to infection in both animals and humans and cause serious food poisoning illness. Listeria may lead to death in children and the elderly as well as stillbirth and miscarriage in pregnant women. The symptoms of listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement urging consumers who purchased the products not to consume them and to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Affected Lobster Products

Portland Shellfish Company has recalled the following products:

  • 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 number 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 number 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 numbers 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 numbers 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.

Listeria Lawsuits

If you believe that you or a loved one may have contracted a listeria infection from a contaminated product, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Contact the law offices of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz at (844) 794-7402 for a thorough discussion of your case. In addition to helping listeria food poisoning victims obtain justice, the personal injury attorneys of AWKO Law specialize in resolving legal issues arising from E.coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and botulism outbreaks.