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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
April 28, 1999

PRODUCT
World Classic brand Frozen Raw Shrimp, in 16 ounce plastic bags.The following counts are involved: 26/30 count; 16/20 count, 36/40 count and 51/60 count. Recall #F-344-9.

CODE
Not Coded.

MANUFACTURER
TOPCO Associates, Skokie, Illinois (own-label distributor);Mid-Pacific Seafoods, Vernon, California (repacker).

RECALLED BY
Penn-Traffic Company, Inc., Syracuse, New York, by telephone and fax dated November 20, 1998. Completed recall resulted from sample analysis and follow-up by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

DISTRIBUTION
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.

QUANTITY
Quantities received and retrieved/returned are as follows:16/20 count: Received 7,500 bagsReturned 3,139 bags (43% retrieved) 26/30 count: Received 3,000 bagsReturned 2,258 bags (75% retrieved)36/40 count: Received 38,000 bagsReturned 23,309 bags (61% retrieved)51/60 count: Received 45,000 bagsReturned 25,949 bags (58% retrieved).

REASON
Product contained undeclared sulfites.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.