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Sulfites Found In Mexican Shrimp

Hannaford Supermarkets and Bloom brands of frozen raw extra jumbo shrimp were recalled Monday for undeclared sulfites by the seafood processor, Eastern Fish based in Teaneck, NJ.

The recalled jumbo shrimp are sold in 16-ounce packages, and from full service seafood cases.  It is labeled as a “Product of Mexico” and was sold from May 4 to June 4 at Hannaford Supermarkets and from April 8 to June 4 at Bloom grocery stores.

People who have an allergy or sensitivity to sulfites risk an allergic reaction if they consume these products.

To date, the company has received no reports of adverse reaction associated with these products. Customers are asked to return any Hannaford or Bloom brands of frozen shrimp products to their store for a full refund if the Hannaford or Bloom frozen extra jumbo shrimp product of Mexico were purchased from Hannaford Supermarkets or Bloom grocery stores during the specified timeframes.

These products were distributed to Hannaford stores and to independent stores serviced by Hannaford in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, and to Bloom stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

The recall was initiated after Bloom was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture that test results from routine product sampling indicated the presence of sulfites in the shrimp.

Eastern Fish is cooperating fully with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Specific information about the recalled shrimp included in the recall:

-Hannaford Raw Shrimp Extra Jumbo E-Z Peel Shrimp, 16-20 shrimp per pound, (UPC code: 04126813037) (product of Mexico) with the following date codes: PGC33509, PGC33609, PGC33709,PGC33809, PGC34109, PGC34209

-Bloom Private Brand Frozen Raw Extra Jumbo Shrimp (UPC code: 72543990374) (product of Mexico) wiith the following date codes:PGC33109,PGC33409,PGC33509

-The products come in 16 oz. bags.

Consumers who have purchased these products during the specified timeframe may return them to any Hannaford or Bloom store for a full refund.

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  • Chris Doyle

    Do you know what levels of sulphites were found in the shrimp?