WASHINGTON, D.C. (6/2/13) – Blessings Inc. of Tucson, Arizona is voluntarily recalling its domestic 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp because it contains the undeclared allergen sulfite above the levels required for products labeled “sulfite-free.” People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfite run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp was distributed by Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) and sold from February 12 to May 23, 2013 at the seafood display counters in the retail markets seafood section of Hy-Vee stores located in eight states: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and at Cedar Valley Fish Market in Waterloo, Iowa.
This precautionary action was prompted when three lots of domestic 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp were found to have exceeded the sulfite levels required for products labeled as “sulfite-free.” Sulfite is a commonly used preservative.
The product in question can be identified by lot numbers 13047-1, 13038-3 and 13037-1.
Consumers who have purchased 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp are urged to contact and return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blessings at 1-800-492-1621.
Information provided by the USFDA
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