Kawasho Foods USA Inc. Recalls All Lots of GEISHA Medium Shrimp 4 oz. Due to Potential Contamination - 5/1/23

Company Announcement Date: April 21, 2023
FDA Publish Date: April 22, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Shellfish, Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement: Potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum
Company Name: Kawasho Foods USA, Inc.
Brand Name: GEISHA
Product Description: GEISHA Medium Shrimp, 4 oz can

Kawasho Foods USA Inc. of New York, NY, is announcing an expansion of its Feb. 26, 2023, voluntary recall of canned GEISHA Medium Shrimp 4oz. to now recall all lots of this product. Kawasho Foods is taking this step out of an abundance of caution due to a concern that there is a possibility that the product has been under processed, which could lead to the potential for spoilage organisms or pathogens.

Kawasho Foods made this decision after receiving additional information from the Food and Drug Administration. The product was distributed to retailers nationwide in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin between Dec. 2022-April 2023.

The GEISHA Medium Shrimp is packaged in a 4oz. metal can with UPC 071140003909. This event only affects this specific product.

Consumers should not use this product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled. No illnesses or other adverse consequences have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return to place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any question regarding this recall, please contact Kawasho Foods toll-free at 224-278-9935 Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM EST or via email at info@geishabrand.com. Read more about this recall on the FDA website.


*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
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*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
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