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August 30, 2000

Imported Frozen Shrimp Recalled

Coral Gables, FL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that Suram Trading Company is conducting a recall of its Cafatex brand Fresh Quick Frozen Raw, Headless Black Tiger Shrimp because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition, the product was associated with a salmonellosis and enterotoxigenic E. coli outbreak.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

Cafatex brand Fresh Quick Frozen Raw, Headless Black Tiger Shrimp, size 21/25, packed in 4-pound frozen blocks.

Recall #F-788-0.

2281299, 2241299, 1281299, 2251299, 1251299, 1271299, 1241299, 1211299.

Catafex, Cantho, Vietnam.

Suram Trading Company, Coral Gables, Florida, by letter mailed beginning April 14, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

Florida and Grand Cayman Island.

781 cases (6/4 frozen blocks per case) were distributed.

Questions about this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 30, 2000.

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