Numerous Shrimp Recalls Stem from Updated Salmonella Outbreak

The source of the outbreak is frozen shrimp produced by Avanti Frozen Foods of India, which expanded their recall on Aug. 13.

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On Aug. 13, the FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden infections linked to the consumption of frozen cooked shrimp manufactured by Avanti Frozen Foods of India. On 7/21/2021, the CDC announced that this outbreak was over.

Since July 21, 2021, additional cases have been identified in this outbreak. At least one ill person consumed shrimp that are not a part of the current recall. Due to this new information, on Aug. 10,  the FDA asked Avanti to expand their current recall to prevent additional illnesses. Avanti obliged on Aug. 13. See their expanded recall below, along with recalls from firms that Avanti supplies their affected product to.

Avanti Frozen Foods

Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, is voluntarily expanding a prior recall issued on June 25, 2021 to include certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen shrimp products were distributed nationwide from November 2020 to May 2021.

This recall expansion has been initiated out of an abundance of precaution and will cover a large amount of product that has not been associated with any illness but been undertaken following discussions with FDA and CDC and reflects Avanti’s commitment to Public health and safety.

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The affected product details in the expansion can be seen here.

Products not bearing these codes are not affected by or involved in this recall. There have been 9 reports of Salmonella-related illness to date associated with these cooked shrimp distributions. The company has taken several preventive steps and initiatives to eliminate potential for future contaminations.

Consumers who have purchased the above product are urged not to consume the recalled product and to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at +914023310260/+914023310261, Mon – Fri :10:00 am - 5:00 PM , GMT+5.5.

Mal Cuisine Inc

As of Aug. 14, Mai Cuisine Inc., of Allentown, PA is voluntarily recalling 67 packs of 12pc Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll WR purchased in the state of California only in relation to the Shrimp recall expansion initiated by Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, due to potential salmonella contamination in frozen shrimp.

The products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels indicating the product name, ingredients and best by date. The products can be identified with the Hand-Crafted date of 8/12/2021 and 8/13/2021 and Best By Date of 08/13/2021 and 08/14/2021 and the following UPCs:

  • 12pc Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll WR UPC 8 4003140626 2.

Products were sold from Mai Sushi counters inside Target stores in northern California at the following locations:


No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd expanded their recall to a particular Lot of frozen shrimp received by Mai Sushi at some of our California locations. Although these products have shelf life of 1 day, the firm is initiating this recall to ensure customer safety.

All affected Mai Cuisine Inc., products are intended for customers to consume immediately upon purchase and have a shelf life of 1 day. However, out of abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of our customers, Mai Cuisine Inc., has initiated this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased this item from Mai Sushi Counters in the above mentioned stores are urged to dispose the product and contact (484) 223-4502External Link Disclaimer for a full refund.

Mai Franchising Inc.

Mai Franchising Inc., of Allentown, PA is voluntarily recalling 103 packs of sushi containing cocktail shrimp for products purchased in the state of California only.in relation to the Shrimp recall expansion initiated by Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, due to potential salmonella contamination in frozen shrimp.

The products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels indicating the product name, ingredients and best by date. The products can be identified with the Hand-Crafted date of 8/12/2021 and 8/13/2021 and Best By Date of 08/13/2021 and 08/14/2021 and the following UPCs:


Products were sold from Mai Sushi counters inside New Leaf Community Market stores in northern California at the following locations:


The recall was initiated after Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd expanded their recall to a particular Lot of frozen shrimp received by Mai Sushi at some of our California locations. Although these products have shelf life of 1 day, the firm is initiating this recall to ensure customer safety.

All affected Mai Franchising LLC., products are intended for customers to consume immediately upon purchase and have a shelf life of 1 day. However, out of abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of our customers, Mai Franchising LLC., has initiated this voluntary recall.

Genji Pacific

Genji Pacific LLC., of Allentown, PA is voluntarily recalling 1490 packs of sushi containing cocktail shrimp for products purchased in the state of California only, in relation to the Shrimp recall expansion initiated by Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, due to potential salmonella contamination in frozen shrimp. The products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels indicating the product name, ingredients and best by date. The products can be identified with the Hand-Crafted date of 8/12/2021 and 8/13/2021 and Best By Date of 08/13/2021 and 08/14/2021 and the following UPCs:

Product List:


Products were sold from Genji Sushi counters inside Whole Foods Market stores at the following locations:

  • 3000 Telegraph Ave Berkeley CA 94705
  • 390 Coddingtown Mall Santa Rosa CA 95401
  • 3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette CA 94549
  • 414 Miller Ave Mill Valley CA 94941
  • 790 De Long Avenue Novato CA 94945-7005
  • 621 E. Washington St Petaluma CA 94952
  • 340 Third St San Rafael CA 94901
  • 1181 Yulupa Ave Santa Rosa CA 95405
  • 6910 McKinley St Sebastopol CA 95472
  • 3111 Mowry Avenue Fremont CA 94538
  • 1025 Gilman Street Berkeley CA 94710
  • 230 Bay Place Oakland CA 94612
  • 774 Emerson St Palo Alto CA 94301
  • 5200 Dublin Blvd. Dublin CA 94568
  • 1010 Park Place San Mateo CA 94403
  • 100 Sunset Drive San Ramon CA 94583
  • 1333 Newell Ave Walnut Creek CA 94596
  • 2941 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek CA 94598
  • 731 East Blithedale Mill Valley CA 94941
  • 2001 Market Street San Francisco CA 94114
  • 1765 California St San Francisco CA 94109
  • 690 Stanyan Street San Francisco CA 94117-3305
  • 3950 24th Street San Francisco CA 94114
  • 1150 Ocean Ave San Francisco CA 94112
  • 450 Rhode Island St San Francisco CA 94107
  • 399 4th Street San Francisco CA 94107
  • 1146 Blossom Hill Rd San Jose CA 95118
  • 1690 South Bascom Ave Campbell CA 95008
  • 4800 El Camino Real Los Altos CA 94022
  • 15980 Los Gatos Blvd Los Gatos CA 95032
  • 1250 Jefferson Ave Redwood City CA 94062
  • 2732 Augustine Drive Suite 1600 Santa Clara CA 95054
  • 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino CA 95014
  • 777 The Alameda San Jose CA 95126
  • 1710 41st Avenue Capitola CA 95010
  • 650 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno CA 93704
  • 800 Del Monte Center Monterey CA 93940
  • 911 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
  • 270 Palladio Parkway Folsom CA 95630
  • 3682 Bel Aire Plaza Napa CA 94558
  • 6139 S. Virginia Street Reno CA 89502
  • 1001 Galleria Blvd. Roseville CA 95678
  • 4315 Arden Way Sacramento CA 95864
  • 201 W. Napa St Sonoma CA 95476
  • 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd expanded their recall to a particular Lot of frozen shrimp received by Mai Sushi at some of our California locations. Although these products have shelf life of 1 day, the firm is initiating this recall to ensure customer safety.

All affected Genji Pacific LLC., products are intended for customers to consume immediately upon purchase and have a shelf life of 1 day. However, out of abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of our customers, Genji Pacific LLC., has initiated this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased these items from Genji Sushi Counters in the above mentioned stores are urged to dispose the product and contact (484) 223-4502 for a full refund.

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