Certain containers of Sonny's Barbecue Deep Deveined Shrimp are being recalled because the shellfish could contain a common allergen, whey, in its ingredients.
Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, N.Y., said it is recalling the shrimp because the product was found to have undeclared milk ingredient, whey, in the coating of the shrimp, according to news reports.
"The recalled shrimp is not packaged for retail distribution and is sold to foodservice distributors in the southeastern United States for exclusive use by Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants," according to news reports.
The whey in the flavoring could cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction among those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. So far, however, no reports of foodborne illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported in connection to the recall, according to news reports.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness lawyer , I'm glad to see the product was recalled before any reports of injuries occurred. I urge consumers who have this recalled product to throw it out or return it, especially if a family member or loved one has a milk allergy. Rich's has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the products in question and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected products, according to news reports.
If you have been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .