US/Silver Spring: Blessings recalls some EZ Peel Shrimp due to undeclared sulfites, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/lFh0O
Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm354861.htm
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp were distributed by Perishable Distributors of Iowa (“PDI”) and sold between February 12 to May 23, 2013 at seafood display counters in Hy-Vee Stores located in eight states: Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as at the Cedar Valley Fish Market in Waterloo, Iowa.
According to the FDA, the following Seafood products are subject to this recall:
- Blessings domestic 16-20 EZ Peel Shrimp labeled as “sulfite-free” with lot numbers 13047-1, 13038-3 and 13037-1
About Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, sulfites are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. In addition, those with Asthma or other respiratory problems may require immediate attention for serious and life-threatening breathing difficulties.
If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.
You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.