Mai Cuisine Inc. of Allentown, PA, is recalling 67 packs of “Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll WR” purchased in the state of California because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The recall was initiated after Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd expanded their recall to include a particular lot of frozen shrimp received by Mai Sushi at some California locations. Although these products have a shelf life of 1 day, the firm is initiating this recall to ensure customer safety. No illnesses have been confirmed in relation to the sushi shrimp. The recalled sushi products were sold at stores across the state of California.

The overall Avanti recall is linked to a Salmonella outbreak.

“There have been nine reports of Salmonella-related illness to date associated with these cooked shrimp distributions,” the Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd. expanded recall notice said. At least two people have been hospitalized.

Products recalled from Target stores
The Mai Cuisine products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels indicating the product name, ingredients and best by date. The products can be identified with the Hand-Crafted date of 8/12/2021 and 8/13/2021 and Best By Date of 08/13/2021 and 08/14/2021 and the following UPCs:

  • 12pc Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll WR UPC 8 4003140626 2.

Products were sold from Mai Sushi counters inside Target stores in northern California at the following locations:

Store Name Address
T2767 Oakland-Emeryville 1555 40th Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
T2829 Alameda 2700 Fifth Street, Alameda, CA 94501
T3201 San Francisco CBD East 225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104
T2766 San Francisco Central 789 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
T3267 Berkeley Univ Ave 1414 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
T3202 Berkeley Central 2187 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
T3240 Marin City 180 Donahue St, Sausalito, CA 94965
T3297 SF Folsom and 13th St 1690 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
T3330 Oakland Broadway & 27th 2650 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
T3353 Daly City Westlake 100 Westlake Center, Daly City, CA 94015
T1926 Albany 1057 Eastshore Hwy, Albany, CA 94710
T1122 San Mateo Fashion Island 2220 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
T1054 Tanforan 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066
T1407 Daly City Serramonte 133 Serramonte Ctr, Daly City, CA 94015
T0320 Colma 5001 Junipero Serra Blvd, Colma, CA 94014
T3264 San Francisco Stonestown 233 Winston Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions. Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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