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 Dips & Spreads were distributed in retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Georgia and Virginia.
The Bright Water Buffalo Krab Dip product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic container marked with an UPC code 8 1971100001 4 and with an expiration date of 12/21/2010 stamped on the side. The Bright Water Southwest Krab Dip comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic container marked with an UPC code 8 1971100002 1 and with an expiration date of 12/29/2010 stamped on the side.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 7 ounce container.
The production of the product has been suspended while the Company, GA Department of Agriculture and US FDA continue to investigate the source of the problem.