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Gold Coast Fresh Crab Spread Recalled Due to Listeria

Gold Coast Salads, announced it removed from sale Gold Coast Fresh Crab Spread due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is included in this recall:

• Gold Coast Fresh Crab Spread, UPC 83355500325, 8 oz., expiration date of 1/31/2013

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

 

  • Lssgt815

    I ate this spead and got very very ill not knowing that this is what cause it i was vomiting could’nt keep any thing on my stomache i had diarria cold and hot chills and  fever had to go to emergency room i was sick for a week i still have the crab spread a friend told me his mother had got sick and she ate the spread aswel so glad i found this info. out before someone else in my house have eaten that spread.