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Sushi Sold at Target and More Top Retailers Is Being Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Nine salmonella-related illnesses have been reported thus far.

Avanti Frozen Foods is expanding a recall of various shrimp products over concerns of possible salmonella contamination, according to a recent notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The shrimp products were distributed nationwide between November 2020 and May 2021. They include "various sizes" of frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, some of which came with cocktail sauce.

Nine salmonella-related illnesses linked to the recalled products have been reported thus far. Symptoms of salmonella-related illness in healthy individuals include diarrhea, fever, nausea, stomach pains, and vomiting. In children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems, a salmonella infection could be more severe.

Related recalls newly include grocery store ready-made sushi products sold at top chains like Whole Foods, Target, and Meijer. If you have any of the below items in your kitchen, you should throw them out now. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)

Frozen Cooked, Peeled, and Deveined Shrimp

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Avanti Frozen Foods is expanding a prior recall of shrimp products issued on June 25.

"This recall expansion has been initiated out of an abundance of precaution and will cover a large amount of product that has not been associated with any illness but been undertaken following discussions with FDA and CDC and reflects Avanti's commitment to public health and safety," the latest recall notice says.

Distributed nationwide from November 2020 to May 2021, the items were sold at grocery stores such as Meijer and Whole Foods. A full list of the products and their UPC codes can be found here.

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Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll Sold at Target

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Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Rolls from Mai Cuisine Inc. sold at more than 15 Target stores in northern California are also being recalled over shrimp linked to Avanti Frozen Foods. They have a "Hand-Crafted" date of either 08/12/21 or 08/13/21 and a "Best By" date of either 08/13/21 or 08/14/21. Per the notice posted by the FDA:

"The recall was initiated after Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd expanded their recall to a particular lot of frozen shrimp received by Mai Sushi at some of our California locations. Although these products have shelf life of one day, the firm is initiating this recall to ensure customer safety."

Genji Pacific Sushi Sold at Whole Foods


Ready-made sushi sold at Whole Foods is also being recalled over cocktail shrimp connected to Avanti Frozen Foods. Nearly 1,500 packs of Genji Pacific sushi—including Double shrimp BBQ rolls, Rainbow Sushi rolls, Shrimp California rolls, Tempura Kabuki rolls, and more—are involved.

Sold in 45 northern California stores, the items have a "Hand Crafted" date of 8/12/2021 or 8/13/2021 and a "Best By" date of 08/13/2021 or 08/14/21. A full list of the items and their UPC codes can be found here.

Mai Franchising Sushi Sold at New Leaf Community Market

Mai Franchising Inc. is also recalling 103 packs of sushi over cocktail shrimp associated with Avanti Frozen Foods. The items were sold inside of five New Leaf Community Market stores in northern California in early August, according to a notice posted by the FDA. They have a "Hand-Crafted" date of 8/12/2021 or 8/13/2021 and a "Best By" date of 08/13/2021 or 08/14/2021.

Do You an Impacted Product at Home?

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If you have an affected product, don't consume it. Throw it out now, or return it to your point of purchase, the FDA says. For information about refunds, check the recall notice of the relevant product.

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Amanda McDonald
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