Kroger Recalls Shrimp Because They Could Be Undercooked
Retail giant Kroger has issued a product defect recall for multiple shrimp products because they may be undercooked and pose a food poisoning risk to consumers. According to a report on Newsweek.com, the product may be undercooked, which could result in contamination by spoilage or pathogens, a company statement said. The company has urged customers who have purchased any of the items that have been recalled to return to the products for a full refund. A full list of recalled shrimp products can be found on Kroger’s website.
Similar Food Recalls
This recall is the latest in a series of similar actions taken by food suppliers across the country over the last few years. Earlier this month, consumers nationwide were asked to check their pantries and shelves for Del Monte canned corn after concerns over under-processing. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall included 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn seasoned with red and green peppers. This recall was issued due to under-processing during the commercial sterilization process, which could result in contamination.
In October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that several ready-to-eat meat products found in Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s stores nationwide were being recalled due to possible salmonella and listeria contamination. And just a month later, the FDA announced Ukrop’s Homestule Foods recalled its baked potatoes with cheddar cheese and bacon due to mislabeling. In the same month, nearly 30,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links were recalled because the products could contain metal pieces.
A number of things could go wrong when food gets processed. Food that could get spoiled must be stored at the right temperatures. The environment where food is prepared and processed must be clean and maintained hygienically, free of pests and rodents. The quality control process must also include checks for any pieces of metal and plastic that might find their way into the foods.
If you or a loved one has been sickened due to food contamination or lack of proper food processing, you may be able to hold several parties accountable including the company that manufactures and/or processes the products, the retailer and distributor among others. An experienced food poisoning lawyer will be able to help victims secure compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, permanent injuries and pain and suffering.