December 18, 2001Tai Foong USA Has Recalled Shrimp
Seattle, WA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Tai Foong USA
Northern King 2 lb packages of
frozen 26/30 Simple Peel Raw Shrimp because they may contain undeclared
sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run
the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume
This shrimp was sold between September 1, 2001 and November 3, 2001 only at
Wegmans stores in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The shrimp comes in a 2 pound, blue and red package with the Northern King
brand displayed on the front. The back of the package contains a sticker
that states "Simple Peel IQF 10/2 lbs 26/30" along with the UPC code. The
bags do not contain a lot code.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall came about when it was discovered an overseas packer of the
shrimp inadvertently shipped a product containing sulfites. This was an
Consumers who have purchased this product at a Wegmans' supermarket between
September 1, 2001 and November 3, 2001 and who may be allergic to sulfites
are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact Tai Foong USA at (800) 388-3666.