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Allergy Alert: Breaded Shrimp with Whey

A Brooklyn, NY company is recalling breaded butterfly shrimp because a small amount of milk ingredient — whey — in the coating is not declared on the label.


The recall by Rich Products Corporation involves only one lot of SeaPak Breaded Butterfly Shrimp – Ready to Fry.

The recalled shrimp has a net wt. of 22 oz., Product Code 10302, production date of concern is 7/25/2011 with a Julian Date of 1003 1206 on the case. The product is sold by case and each case contains 8 boxes of the 22 oz. product with a “Best By” date of January 25, 2013. The UPC Code is 100 41322 10254 6 and appears on the box.

SeaPak Breaded Butterfly Shrimp – Ready to Fry is packaged for retail distribution and is sold to retail distributors throughout the United States. The lot in question was distributed primarily to a single major retailer. Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the recalled product and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected product.

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

People with a sensitivity to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume this product. Rich Products Corporation has not received any reports of illness.

Consumers with questions may contact the Rich’s Product Helpline at 1-800-356-7094 (United States) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Voice mail is available after hours.

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