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Breaded calamari rings may have peanut contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

King & Prince Seafood is recalling their calamari rings due to potential peanut contamination from soy flour, which could be life threatening for people with a peanut allergy.

King & Prince Seafood of Brunswick, Ga., is recalling its Breaded Calamari Rings. This recall is the result of notification by our supplier of these products that there may have been a potential peanut allergen cross-contamination during the manufacturing of soy flour, which is an ingredient in these products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Calamari Rings (listed below) were distributed nationally through brokers and foodservice distributors during 2010 to this date.

Mrs. Friday’s Breaded Calamari Rings®, 4/2.5#, UPC code 10041338578028
Mrs. Friday’s Italian Calamari Rings®, 4/2.5#, UPC code 10041338578004
Mrs. Friday Breaded Italian Calamari Rings®, 6/2#, UPC code 10070017412100

The product comes in 10-pound boxes as marked with the product numbers 057802 and 057800, and also in 12-pound boxes marked with the product number 041210. Date codes involved would be all date codes in inventory.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with our product.

For customers who currently have affected product(s) in inventory, King & Prince Seafood requires that customers return the product where purchased. Distributors should notify King & Prince Seafood of quantities they wish to return once their internal recall process has been completed. If the product was purchased from one of King & Prince Seafood’s Re-Distribution partners, product will need to be returned through that Re-Distributor. Product purchased direct from King & Prince Seafood can be returned directly to King & Prince Seafood’s warehouse by contacting K&P Customer Service at 1-800-632-5464 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday or email, for a product return authorization.

Review Date: 
January 24, 2011