Some brands of frozen cooked shrimp sold at big-box retail outlets such as Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club or Tops, are being recalled over concerns about salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on its website.
Kader Exports, “with an abundance of caution,” is recalling frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1-pound, 1.5-pound and 2-pound bags, the FDA said in a news release.
Kader Exports, which is located in India and supplies shrimp to several brands and retailers, had distributed the products in question nationwide this year from late February to mid-May, the FDA said. No illnesses have been reported.
Cooked shrimp imported by the company was tested by the FDA and was discovered to contain salmonella, according to the FDA. Kader Exports has agreed to voluntarily destroy any cooked shrimp that appears to contain salmonella.
According to the FDA, the probable cause for the recall is cross-contamination. Kader Exports has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps have been taken, the FDA said.
Some of the frozen cooked deveined shrimp products were sold under the brand names Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Kirkland Signature (Costco), Tops, Unistar, and Wellsley Farms (BJ’s Wholesale Club).
The complete list of products that are being recalled can be found on the FDA website.
Consumers are advised to return the products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund, or throw the packages out, the FDA said.
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