20,000 packages of shrimp recalled because of Listeria contamination
Southeastern Grocers, located in Jacksonville, FL, is recalling 20,830 packages of Fisherman’s Wharf cooked shrimp because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The products were distributed domestically in the U.S.
There is concern that consumers may have the frozen shrimp in their homes because of the long shelf life. Consumers can use this label information to determine whether they have the shrimp in their home freezer:
- Fisherman’s Wharf, Shrimp 16 /20 Cooked Shrimp in 16-ounce packages with the number 7306067
- Lot 77185, Expiration Date 4/5/2023 and 4/6/2023
Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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