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Hy-Vee is recalling shrimp in stores in eight states due to the presence of an undeclared allergy.

Blessings, Inc. of Tucson, Ariz. is voluntarily recalling three lots of its domestic 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp because it contains the allergen sulfite above the levels required for products labeled “sulfite-free.”

The shrimp subject to the recall was sold through seafood counters at Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota. It would have been labeled, “16-20 ct EZ Peel Shrimp, Wild Caught, Product of USA,” and sold between 12 February and 23 May 2013. The product in question can be identified by lot numbers 13047-1, 13038-3 and 13037-1, although consumer packages would not carry these lot numbers.

All potentially affected product has been removed from Hy-Vee stores. Customers who may still have some of this product in their freezers at home are asked to return it to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund. Customers with questions regarding the recall or the shrimp they purchased at Hy-Vee are asked to contact the seafood department manager at their local Hy-Vee store.


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