Loblaw Recalls Cooked Shrimp Packages in Canada, Due to Bacteria Risk

March 2, 2018 Updated: March 2, 2018

Major Canadian grocery retailer Loblaw Companies issued a recall yesterday for packets of cooked shrimp, which may in fact also contain raw shrimp.

The 300 gram product “Cooked Shrimp (56/65 Shrimp per lb.) – Pacific White Shrimp” could contain harmful bacteria due to “the potential presence of raw shrimp,” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The CFIA advises people not to eat the shrimp. It is not indicated which purchase dates correspond to a risk.

The shrimp has been sold in the following stores:

Ontario: Fortinos®, Independent®, Loblaw®, No Frills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Valu-Mart®, Wholesale Club®, Zehrs®, and affiliated independent stores.

Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore®, Dominion®, Independent®, No Frills®, Wholesale Club®, and affiliated independent stores.

Québec: Club Entrepôt®, Maxi®, Maxi & Cie®, Provigo®, Provigole Marché®, and affiliated independent stores.

West: Extra Foods®, No Frills®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Wholesale Club®, Independent®, and affiliated independent stores.

Loblaw states that “All affected units have been removed from store shelves,” and that “customers can return the product to the place of purchase and the customer service desk will provide a full refund.”

No illnesses due to eating the potentially contaminated product have yet been reported.

To reach Loblaw with questions or concerns about the recall, go to www.loblaws.ca/contact-us or call 1-800-296-2332.

What You Should Do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, CFIA advises that you should call your doctor. It recommends that you should check to see if you have the recalled item, and either throw it out or return it to the store where you bought it. If you would like more information about food safety and the recall process visit CFIA’s website. You can also opt to receive recall notifications automatically.

More Information About Canada Food Inspection Agency

You can learn more about the recall process and what steps and precautions are taken after an item has been recalled on the CFIA website.

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