Reward offered for heisted shrimp


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 8, 2011

Preferred Freezer Services on Wednesday offered a USD 5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for stealing a truckload of shrimp in California.

A tractor trailer picked up 1,550 cases (weighing 31,000 pounds) of 31/40-count Victory Seafood brand easy-peel shrimp from Preferred’s Vernon, Calif., facility on 31 May and was scheduled to deliver the product to a Gouldsboro, Penn., cold-storage facility by 7 June, but the tractor trailer never showed up.

Each 20-pound case of farmed shrimp from Thailand contains 10 2-pound bags inside the master box. The Preferred lot numbers issued to the product are 75192F and 72734F. The lot number is stamped on each case for traceability purposes.

Any information on the product can be e-mailed to Julius Heil at [email protected], or call 973.820.4040.

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