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Michigan company recalls shrimp in Ohio

By Lisa Abraham Published: July 30, 2013

Lipari Foods of Warren, Mich., is recalling Wholey brand peeled, cooked, tail-on 31/40 count shrimp, because it could be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled shrimp was distributed to manufacturers and retailers in  Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana over the course Thursday and Friday.

Of the 1336 recalled cases that Lipari Foods received, only 32 cases have not yet been recovered.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product was received by Lipari Foods from a supplier in Indonesia and cleared for distribution by FDA inspectors on Wednesday, July 24.

On Friday, Lipari Foods was informed that the FDA mistakenly released the product, which had sampled positive for Salmonella contamination. Lipari immediately ceased distribution of this product and began the recall.

Here is the product information from the shrimp:

Item Number: 399103
Item Description: COOKED SHRIMP PEELED TAIL-ON 31/40 FINISHED COUNT
Brand: Wholey
Package Size: 1 Pound bag
UPC Number: 094776074556
Lot Numbers: 30081, 10081, 70081, 30084, and 00884

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 586-447-3500 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Salmonella cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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