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Lipari Foods Recalls Wholey Peeled Cooked Tail-on 31/40 Count Shrimp Because of Possible Health Risk
586-447-3500 Ext. 240
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2013 - Lipari Foods of Warren, MI is recalling Wholey peeled, cooked, tail-on 31/40 count shrimp, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled cooked shrimp was distributed to manufacturers and retailers in the following states: Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana over the course of two days: July 25, 2013 and July 26, 2013. Of the 1336 recalled cases that Lipari Foods received, only 32 cases are left in commerce that have yet to be recovered.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recalled product was received by Lipari Foods from a supplier in Indonesia and cleared for distribution by FDA inspectors on July, 24 2013. On July 26, 2013, Lipari Foods was informed that the FDA mistakenly released the product, which had sampled positive for Salmonella contamination. Lipari Foods immediately ceased the distribution of this product, initiated recall procedures, and contacted all customers who have received the contaminated product.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (586) 447-3500 Monday to Friday from 8AM to 5PM.
Item Number: 399103
Item Description: COOKED SHRIMP PEELED TAIL-ON 31/40 FINISHED COUNT
Package Size: 1 Pound bag
UPC Number: 094776074556
Lot Numbers: 30081, 10081, 70081, 30084, and 00884
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.