Texas Gulf Shrimp Recall Issued Over Foreign Object Contamination

Nearly 35,000 pounds of shrimp are being recalled by the Galveston Shrimp Company, after a metal object was found in at least one bag.

The Texas Gulf Shrip recall was issued on May 18, impacting different varieties of pre-packaged shrimp bags sold to HEB stores in Texas.

The recall comes after a manager at a HEB store reportedly found a nail in one of the bags. The finding prompted the Galveston Shrimp Company to issue a recall for all bags of shrimp that were packaged at the same time as the affected bag.

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“Galveston Shrimp Company is committed to delivering the highest quality product to our retail partners, and in turn, their customers,” Nello Cassarino, President of Galveston Shrimp Co., said in a press release. “This recall is precautionary to ensure the integrity of our products.”

The recalled shrimp bags contain raw uncooked frozen shrimp, including bags of medium, large, extra large, jumbo, and colossal wild gulf brown and white shrimp. A full list of products affected by the recall can be found in the recall notice.

Customers are cautioned not to use the recalled batches of shrimp in the event another foreign object may found in the bags. To avoid injury, customers are instructed to check their refrigerators and freezers to determine if they have any of the affected shrimp. They can return the recalled bags to HEB stores for a full refund. There have been no reports of illness or other objects found in additional bags of shrimp at this time.

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