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Eastern Fish Recalls Hannaford and Bloom Private Brand Frozen Raw Extra Jumbo Shrimp Packaged in 16 oz. Bags, Product of Mexico Recall Also Includes Hannaford and Bloom Shrimp Purchased from Full- Service Seafood Cases

Patrick Kearns Eastern Fish 201-801-0800
Michael Norton, Hannaford, 207-885-3132
Christy Phillips-Brown, Bloom, 704-310-2221


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2010 - Teaneck, N.J. Eastern Fish is alerting consumers that Hannaford Supermarkets and Bloom brands of frozen raw extra jumbo (16/20) shrimp in 16 oz packages, as well as these brands of shrimp from the full-service seafood cases, labeled as product of Mexico, sold May 4 through June 4 at Hannaford Supermarkets and sold April 8 through June 4 at Bloom grocery stores, are subject to a voluntary recall because the products may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to sulfites risk an allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

To date, the company has received no reports of adverse reaction associated with these products. Customers are asked to return any Hannaford or Bloom brands of frozen 16/20 shrimp products to their store for a full refund if the Hannaford or Bloom frozen extra jumbo shrimp product of Mexico were purchased from Hannaford Supermarkets or Bloom grocery stores during the specified timeframes. 

These products were distributed to Hannaford stores and to independent stores serviced by Hannaford in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, and to Bloom stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. 

The recall was initiated after Bloom was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that test results from routine product sampling indicated the presence of sulfites in the shrimp. Eastern Fish is cooperating fully with the FDA. 

Product description:

  • Hannaford Raw Shrimp Extra Jumbo E-Z Peel Shrimp, 16-20 shrimp per pound, (UPC code: 04126813037) (product of Mexico). With the following datescodes:PGC33509,PGC33609,PGC33709,PGC33809,PGC34109,
  • PGC34209
  • Bloom Private Brand Frozen Raw Extra Jumbo Shrimp (UPC code: 72543990374) (product of Mexico).with the following dates codes:PGC33109,PGC33409,PGC33509
  • The products come in 16 oz. bags.

Consumers who have purchased these products during the specified timeframes may return them to any Hannaford or Bloom store for a full refund.


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