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Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), Lot #2019.10.02

Last updated May 9, 2020

Approved by: Lester Fahrner, MD

AFC Distribution Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, California is voluntary recalling Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), Lot #2019.10.02, utilized in various prepared menu offerings with sell-by dates ranging from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020, because this ingredient may have a potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an organism which can cause illnesses such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and chills.


Company Announcement Date: March 13, 2020

FDA Publish Date: March 16, 2020

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Foodborne Illness

Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Company Name: AFC Distribution Corp.

Brand Name: AFC Distribution Corp.

Product Description: Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi)

Company Announcement Date: March 13, 2020

FDA Publish Date: March 16, 2020

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Foodborne Illness

Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Company Name: AFC Distribution Corp.

Brand Name: AFC Distribution Corp.

Product Description: Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi)/nSummary

Company Announcement

AFC Distribution Corp. (“AFC”) of Rancho Dominguez, California is voluntary recalling Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), Lot #2019.10.02, utilized in various prepared menu offerings with sell-by dates ranging from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020, because this ingredient may have a potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is an organism which can cause illnesses such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and chills.

The recalled ingredient, Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), was distributed to designated retail AFC sushi counters, where it is further processed into prepared sushi items, within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, AD, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY.

To date there have been no confirmed illnesses.

While AFC has ceased using the recalled ingredient, we urge anyone who has any AFC product containing Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp to discard or return product to their point of purchase for a full refund.

Questions about the recall may contact AFC’s Recall Team at 866-467-8744 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time) or by email at recall@afcsushi.com.

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Reviewed and Approved by a member of the DoveMed Editorial Board
First uploaded: May 9, 2020
Last updated: May 9, 2020