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JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab) in Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2018





JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base because it was found to contain undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab).   Individuals who have allergies to crustacean shellfish (shrimp, crab) runs the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.  One incident has been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The products were distributed between 10/01/16 and 01/31/18 to retail stores and other foodservice operators in the states of AK, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI.
JFC International Inc. is recalling the following product:

ProductSizeBarcodeLot Code
Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base1.60 LB49 04621 04221 9All Lots

The Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base comes in a Red Aluminum Pouch, and the Lot Code is found to the left of the barcode.

The recall was initiated after JFC was notified of an allergic reaction by a consumer who consumed this product.

JFC immediately responded to this issue and has already taken action to stop sales and distribution of the affected product.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST or via e-mail at



Product Photos

Front label, Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base 

 Back label, Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base

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