Sushi recall hits US retailers, foodservice outlets

Published on
March 16, 2020

A U.S. sushi distributor is recalling cooked shrimp that was distributed to retailers, cafeterias, and other foodservice outlets in numerous states due to the potential for it containing foodborne illness.

Rancho Domnguez, California, U.S.A.-based AFC Distribution Corp. is voluntary recalling the Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) because it may have a potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the supplier said in a press release.

The shrimp was distributed to designated retail AFC sushi counters, where it is further processed into prepared sushi items, within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

“To date there have been no confirmed illnesses,” AFC said. “While AFC has ceased using the recalled ingredient, we urge anyone who has any AFC product containing Cooked Butterfly Tail-On White-leg Shrimp to discard or return product to their point of purchase for a full refund.”

The impacted Lot is #2019.10.02, and it is utilized in various sushi offerings with sell-by dates ranging from 19 February, 2020, to 13 March, 2020.

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