Wholey Brand Cooked Shrimp Recall Issued Due to Salmonella Risk
About 1,336 cases of cooked shrimp have been recalled after government health officials mistakenly approved the shrimp for sale, despite finding signs of salmonella contamination.
A shrimp recall was announced by the FDA on July 27, after random sample testing indicated the presence of salmonella infection. The FDA accidentally cleared the infected shrimp imported from Indonesia for distribution on July 24, and initiated the recall to cease distribution.
Distribution of the affected cases has ceased, but the FDA announced that 32 of the 1,336 cases are still unaccounted for. To date, the FDA has not received any reports of salmonella food poisoning linked to the recalled shrimp.
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The recall consists of cooked shrimp peeled tail-on 31/40 finished count marketed under the name brand “Wholey”. The recalled cases were sold in one pound bags and have item number 399103 and UPC number 094776074556. Recalled cases are marked with the following lot number; 30081, 10081, 70081, 30084, 00884.
Affected cases of shrimp were sold and distributed by Lipari Foods of Warren, Michigan on July 25, and July 26, to various manufacturers and retailers in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and India.
Salmonella infections may pose serious and sometimes fatal infections among those with weakened immune systems such as children, the elderly and pregnant women. Symptoms for healthy individuals typically consist of fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In some cases the salmonella infection can spread to the blood stream resulting in more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
The FDA recommends that consumers, retailers, and manufacturers check their shrimp products to verify if they are part of this recall. Consumers with concerns or affected products should contact Lipari Foods at (586) 447-3500.
FrancesAugust 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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