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If you’re someone who fancies a bite of some canned shrimp, you’re going to want to pay attention: there’s been a recall on Geisha brand shrimp.
On Feb. 26, 2023, Kawasho Foods USA Inc issued a voluntary recall for one lot of canned Geisha Medium Shrimp 4-Ounce due to the possibility of under-processing, which could mean the presence of organisms or pathogens that lead to spoilage. That’d pose a potential health risk for consumers who eat the shrimp — thus the recall.
Now, the food recall only affects one lot of the canned shrimp, but you’ll want to check yours to make sure you don’t eat the bad batch. Here’s what you need to know:
Check your shrimp can’s lot code to see if it’s part of the recall.
If you have a 4-ounce can of Geisha medium shrimp, check the lot code on the bottom of the can. The lot code being recalled is LGC12W12E22 with a best-by date of “MAY/12/2026.” The shrimp recall includes an estimated 1,919 cases — or 23,028 cans — of the product.
The affected cans of Geisha shrimp were sold at stores in California, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado, including Walmart, Associated Food Stores, Stater Bros Markets, Safeway, and Albertsons. No other products or lots are included in the recall.
The recall started after customers reported things you don’t want cans to do.
Kawasho launched the recall after consumers reported cans that were swelling, leaking, or bursting — indicating that the product may not have been processed adequately to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms.
It’s important to note that no illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported so far concerning this product. However, don’t use the product even if it doesn’t appear to be spoiled or has an unusual odor.
If you have one of the recalled products, take it back to where you bought it for a refund.
Kawasho Foods says you’ll be able to get a refund for your recalled shrimp if you bring it back where you bought it. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the recall, contact Kawasho Foods USA Inc. at (212) 841-7400 (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.