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FDA Inspection Brings Shrimp Snack Recall

Chino, CA-based Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. has recalled its Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic Flavored, and Bar-B-Que Flavored, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy.

People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.

The following Marco Polo Brand items and product codes with expiration dates of 08-13-10 or earlier are affected by the recall were sold through retail stores nationwide:

2.5 oz Shrimp Snacks Original (24628 92482);
2.5 oz Shrimp Snacks Onion & Garlic Flavored (24628 51183); and
0.5 oz Shrimp Snacks Bar-B-Que Flavored  (24628 51083).

No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered the undeclared ingredients during an inspection.   The FDA found milk- and soy-containing products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk and soy ingredients. Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the affected Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday thorough Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at 909-464-1122.

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