October 2, 2021 Lobster Recall

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On October 2nd, 2021, The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) as well as Greenhead Lobster Products announced the recall of 5749lbs of frozen cooked lobster meat due to contamination concerns related to Listeria monocytogenes. The concerns stem from detection of Listeria during a routine sampling. The recall was issued in abundance of caution due to potential for contamination. This is the only product from this brand under recall and other products should be considered safe. For identification of potentially tainted product, use the table in the following link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/greenhead-lobster-products-recalls-frozen-cooked-lobster-products-because-possible-health-risk  

“[Listeria] 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 women.” (Greenhead, 2021) 

For any questions reach out to (207) 367-0950 between the hours of 8:00 Am and 4:00 Pm Eastern Standard Time to connect to Greenhead Lobster’s customer service desk. The FDA is urging consumers not to ingest these products and the company is offering a full refund if returned to the place of purchase. The company’s full statement can be viewed here: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/greenhead-lobster-products-recalls-frozen-cooked-lobster-products-because-possible-health-risk#recall-announcement  

Pictures of packaging useful for identification here: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/greenhead-lobster-products-recalls-frozen-cooked-lobster-products-because-possible-health-risk#recall-photos 

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