Genji Pacific LLC. of Allentown, PA, is recalling 1,490 packs of sushi containing cocktail shrimp over potential salmonella contamination. The sushi was sold at Whole Foods Market stores in California.

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 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 from Genji Sushi counters inside Whole Foods Markets stores.

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.

Recalled sushi products
The Genji Pacific LLC. are products were 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 UPC numbers:

Product List:

Item Name UPC
12 PC Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll [BR] 81244803670
12 PC Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll [WR] 81244803410
12 PC Spicy Shrimp Tempura Roll [WR] 81244803385
August Box of the Month NCA 84003140261
Double Shrimp BBQ Roll WR 81244803204
Rainbow Sushi Set [WR] 81244803418
Sept Box of The Month (NCA) WR 84003140397
Shrimp California Roll [BR] 81244803702
Shrimp California Roll [WR] 81244803442
Shrimp Summer Roll 81282401393
Spicy Shrimp California Roll [WR] 81244803444
Spicy Shrimp Inari 4 PC [WR] 81244803399
Spicy Shrimp Inari 4pc Kabuki [WR] 81244803408
Spicy Shrimp Tempura Roll [WR] 81244803443
Wok st. Shrimp Lo Mein 84003140405

Products were sold at Whole Foods Market stores at the following locations:

  • 3000 Telegraph Ave Berkeley CA 94705
  • 390 Coddingtown Mall Santa Rosa CA 95401
  • 3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette CA 94549
  • 414 Miller Ave Mill Valley CA 94941
  • 790 De Long Avenue Novato CA 94945-7005
  • 621 E. Washington St Petaluma CA 94952
  • 340 Third St San Rafael CA 94901
  • 1181 Yulupa Ave Santa Rosa CA 95405
  • 6910 McKinley St Sebastopol CA 95472
  • 3111 Mowry Avenue Fremont CA 94538
  • 1025 Gilman Street Berkeley CA 94710
  • 230 Bay Place Oakland CA 94612
  • 774 Emerson St Palo Alto CA 94301
  • 5200 Dublin Blvd. Dublin CA 94568
  • 1010 Park Place San Mateo CA 94403
  • 100 Sunset Drive San Ramon CA 94583
  • 1333 Newell Ave Walnut Creek CA 94596
  • 2941 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek CA 94598
  • 731 East Blithedale Mill Valley CA 94941
  • 2001 Market Street San Francisco CA 94114
  • 1765 California St San Francisco CA 94109
  • 690 Stanyan Street San Francisco CA 94117-3305
  • 3950 24th Street San Francisco CA 94114
  • 1150 Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94112
  • 450 Rhode Island St San Francisco CA 94107
  • 399 4th Street San Francisco CA 94107
  • 1146 Blossom Hill Rd San Jose CA 95118
  • 1690 South Bascom Ave Campbell CA 95008
  • 4800 El Camino Real Los Altos CA 94022
  • 15980 Los Gatos Blvd Los Gatos CA 95032
  • 1250 Jefferson Ave Redwood City CA 94062
  • 2732 Augustine Drive Suite 1600 Santa Clara CA 95054
  • 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino CA 95014
  • 777 The Alameda San Jose CA 95126
  • 1710 41st Avenue Capitola CA 95010
  • 650 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno CA 93704
  • 800 Del Monte Center Monterey CA 93940
  • 911 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
  • 270 Palladio Parkway Folsom CA 95630
  • 3682 Bel Aire Plaza Napa CA 94558
  • 6139 S. Virginia Street Reno CA 89502
  • 1001 Galleria Blvd. Roseville CA 95678
  • 4315 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95864
  • 201 W. Napa St Sonoma CA 95476
  • 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

All affected Genji Pacific LLC. products are intended for customers to consume immediately upon purchase and have a shelf life of 1 day. 

Consumers who have purchased these items from Genji Sushi Counters in the above-mentioned stores are urged to dispose of the product.

About Salmonella
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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