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Kroger Recalls Shrimp Amid Contamination Fears. How to Tell If Your New Year’s Eve Dish Is Safe

Before you set out your seafood sampler platter at your New Year’s Eve party this year, you might want to check the source of some of the items on that tray.

Kroger has recalled shrimp in three states—Michigan, Ohio and Virginia—after learning the product might have a contamination that could lead to health risks.

The shrimp was sold as cooked, but might not have been done so thoroughly, resulting in the contamination that could result in spoilage.

Consumers are urged to discard the crustaceans or return them to the store for a refund. Officials say customers should look for the following brands and UPC codes:

  • Sand Bar Peeled / Cooked Shrimp 26/30 CPTO UPC 11110-64115
  • Shrimp Cooked, Tail-On 26/30 Frozen Service Case UPC 69439-XXXXX
  • Shrimp Grab & Go Service Case UPC 69447-XXXXX
  • Shrimp Cooked 26/30 Seasoned Service Case UPC 69472-XXXXX
  • Shrimp Cooked Tail-On 26/30 Frozen Service Case UPC 89439-XXXXX
  • Shrimp 26/30 Cooked Service Case UPC 89461-XXXXX
  • Shrimp Cooked 26/30 Seasoned Service Case UPC 98107-XXXXX
  • Shrimp Cocktail 26/30 UPC 99479-5XXXX
  • Peeled Cooked Shrimp 26/30 UPC 40401-370681

The shrimp recall is the latest in a series of notable food recalls in 2018. Earlier this month, the USDA recalled 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean Sausage JBS Tolleson has recalled over 6,000 tons of beef since October. Cargill was forced to twice recall meats, once in August and more in September. And Kroger issued a warning in May when there was the threat of plastic contamination in its ground beef.