February 27, 2023 — Walmart, Safeway and other stores have recalled one lot of canned GEISHA Medium Shrimp due to a risk of botulism and food poisoning.
The recall was announced by Kawasho Foods USA Inc. due to reports of the cans swelling, leaking, or bursting open.
Kawasho Foods warned: “There is a possibility that the product has been under processed, which could lead to the potential for spoilage organisms or pathogens.”
The product was sold at Walmart, Associated Food Stores, Stater Bros Markets, Safeway, and Albertsons in California, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado, according to the recall notice.
The product was sold in a 4-oz. metal can that is labeled with the following information: UPC 071140003909, Lot LGC12W12E22, and Best By MAY/12/2026.
Kawasho Foods is urging anyone who bought this product not to eat it, even if the can does not appear to be damaged, and the shrimp does not look or smell spoiled.
Eating this product poses a risk of food poisoning illnesses, including a life-threatening or deadly case of botulism.
Under-processed canned foods pose a risk of botulism because they may allow the bacteria Clostridium botulinum to grow. This bacteria produces a powerful nerve toxin that can quickly cause paralysis of the breathing muscles and death, according to the CDC.
Do I have a Botulism Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting GEISHA Canned Shrimp induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had botulism or food poisoning from eating GEISHA Medium Shrimp, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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