Authorities Seize Unsafe Crab Products from Rome Packing Company
US Marshals have seized about 5,000 cases of ready-to-eat frozen Jonah crab products from Rome Packing Company because of concerns over the safety of the items.
The law enforcement agency carried out the seizure at the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. FDA investigators had determined that the products had been prepared, packed, and held under unsanitary conditions and may present a risk to human health.
The FDA conducted its investigation of Rome Packing's Lakeville, MA facility from November 2014 to January 2015, observing poor sanitary practices and found that the company's cooking process for crabs did not maintain adequate temperatures to prevent the growth of pathogens such as listeria monocytogenes. Officials collected environmental swabs during the inspection and confirmed the presence of the dangerous bacteria in the manufacturing area.
"The FDA made several efforts to help Rome Packing correct processes, but the company failed to take adequate corrective measures," Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA's associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, said in a written statement. "In this case, we had to intervene and seize this adulterated food to prevent it from reaching consumers."
Rome Packing is currently not operating or producing food. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
Can you Use Money That Is Mistakenly Deposited Into Your Account?
Have you ever noticed that your bank account somehow had 'extra' money in it even though you knew for a fact it wasn't yours? If so, you are not alone. It happens more often than you would think. All it takes is for a bank teller to type in one wrong number at the time a deposit is being made.
Is the 10 and 2 Driving Position Now Dangerous in Newer Cars? If Your Car Has Airbags, You May Want To Change This Habit.
Advances in airbag technology have made 10 and two quite dangerous, according to the American Driver and Traffic Safety Association. The old position puts the driver's fingers, hands and arms in the way of the airbag, which deploys at speeds of nearly 250 mph.
It's Possible To Remove Minor Car Scratches With Whitening Toothpaste
Have you ever considered using toothpaste on your car to take out a few of those minor scratches? If the scratch hasn't yet penetrated the clearcoat, there is a good chance that you can fix the problem with a little bit of elbow grease and whitening toothpaste.
The Better Business Bureau Can't Really Do What You Think It Can Do
Tell all of your friends and family that you have some type of consumer complaint. We bet that at least half of them will tell you to contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for some kind of resolution. But can the BBB really help consumers? It really isn't what you think it is.