06/08/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Teaneck, NJ – The US Food and Drug Administration issued a press release on Friday, June 4, 2010, announcing that Eastern Fish, of Teaneck, NJ, recalled Hannaford and Bloom private brand frozen raw extra jumbo shrimp packaged in 16 ounce bags. The shrimp were labeled as a product of Mexico and were also purchased from full-service seafood cases.
The product was sold from May 4, 2010 to June 4, at Hannaford Supermarkets. The shrimp were sold from April 8, 2010, through June 4 at Bloom grocery stores. The products may contain undeclared sulfites. It is warned that those who suffer from allergies or sensitivities to sulfites risk an allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The firm has not received any reports of adverse reactions associated with the shrimp.
Customers are asked to return any Bloom or Hannaford brands of frozen 16/20 shrimp products that were purchased within the mentioned timeframe to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The shrimp were distributed to Hannaford stores and independent stores serviced by Hannaford in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. They were also distributed to Bloom stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
The recall began after Bloom was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that test results from routine product sampling indicated sulfites in the product.
According to the press release, the product description is as follows;
• 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,
• 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.
Eastern Fish is fully cooperating with the FDA.
Phone: (866) 598-1315