3fish, inc. of Gastonia, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of all seafood cakes and stuffed fish items that contain onions produced by Gills Onions, due to potential contamination 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 women.
The recalled items were distributed along the east coast in retail stores and repackaged at store level. The products were sold to Harris Teeter, Ingles, MDI (Merchants Distributors Inc), and US Foodservice.
Only items with use by dates between 9/10/2012 and 9/15/2012 are included in the recall. The full list of recalled items can be found below.
|79003||Maryland Crab Cake Bulk||79202||Stuffed Salmon 8ct|
|79009||Charl Crab Cake Bulk||79203||Stuffed Tilapia 8ct|
|79011||Crab Stuffing – Bucket||79204||Stuffed Flounder 8ct|
|79018||Signature Lump Crab Cake||79217||Devil Stuffed Crab 10ct|
|79035||Carolina Style Crab Cakes 4oz||79219||Devil Stuffed Crab 3oz|
|79037||Carolina Style Crab Cakes .5oz||79420||Premium Lobster Cake 3oz|
|79048||MD Crab Cakes – Value Tray Pack|
The products in question have been quarantined or destroyed at store level or the warehouse level.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after receiving notice of CLASS 1 RECALL – PR #12.155 Cross Valley Farms Gills Onions from US Foods. The recalled onions were an ingredient in some products manufactured and sold by 3fish, inc.
Consumers who think they may have purchased any of these items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 3fish, inc. at 1-800-213-3462, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm EST.