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Shrimp Food Poisoning Lawsuit

Shrimp Food Poisoning Lawsuit

AFC Sushi recalled tail-on butterfly shrimp that was used on supermarket sushi products in 40 states due to a risk of infection with Vibrio bacteria. No illnesses were reported.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting shrimp induced food poisoning cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Vibrio infection or another illness, 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.

AFC Recalls Supermarket Sushi Shrimp for Vibrio Infection Risk

In March 2020, AFC Distribution Corp. (also known as AFC Sushi) recalled Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi), Lot #2019.10.02, utilized in various prepared menu offerings with sell-by dates from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020, because it may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Where Was It Sold?

AFC is the largest franchisor of supermarket-based sushi bars in the U.S., with over 3,300 sushi bars in retail sectors nationwide.

The recalled shrimp was distributed to retail AFC sushi counters, where it was used to make sushi items at grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers.

The products were recalled 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.

What is Vibrio?

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacteria found in saltwater that can cause a gastrointestinal illness in people. The symptoms of an infection usually appear within 24 hours, and may include:

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Bloody diarrhea

The illness typically lasts 1 to 7 days. Most people recover on their own without needing medical treatment. A severe illness is rare and occurs most often in people with weakened immune systems.

Do I have a Shrimp Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting shrimp induced food poisoning cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Vibrio infection or other illness, 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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