Naples based Gold Coast Salads issues crab dip recall
Naples based Gold Coast Salads is issuing a recall on one of it's spreads. Video by fox4now.comvideo
NAPLES, Fla.-Locally made locally sold, could eating a popular Southwest Florida seafood spread kill you? A Naples company issuing a major recall Thursday saying some of it's products could contain a food borne illness
Gold Coast Salads here is well known for it's different types of seafood spreads selling in grocery stores across the east coast. Thursday the firm voluntarily recalled some if it's blue crab dip saying it could contain Listeria.
A letter on the Gold Coast Salad's website says it all. The company is voluntarily recalling it’s blue crab spread because it could be contaminated with Listeria. The spreads are a hot item in many southwest Florida grocery stores.
Ralph and Cathy Galietti say they are frequent Gold Coast Salads buyers and were shocked to find out their favorite dip could make them sick.
"Totally surprised, I never had any difference in taste." Ralph said.
"It's a little shocking I know you can become very ill from that so it's concerning." Cathy said.
They, like many others want to know how it happened. We called Gold Coast Salads Wednesday and got a recording saying if you've bought the recalled product, to take it back. We then went to their office in Naples.The owner told FOX4 he didn't want to comment on camera at this time.
We also checked in with a doctor to find out how being exposed to Listeria would specifically affect your health. She said you'll feel symptoms right away..
She said other symptoms, though rare, can be very serious."Meningitis, brain damage and in extreme cases, death." Dr. Kathleen Taylor said.
Like so many Southwest Floridians, Ralph and Cathy are pulling for this local business to succeed. but worry a health scare like this could have a lasting effect "If one has contamination and it comes from the same place you wonder if the other has the same thing." Cathy Galietti said.