News sources reported that Ajinomoto Frozen Foods of Portland, OR announced the recall of their Ajinomoto Brand Vegetable Gyoza Dumplings due to the presence of undeclared shrimp and fish.
This recall was initiated after a box of Seafood Gyoza Dumplings contained some mislabeled trays of the vegetable dumplings. The recalled dumplings come in 8.47oz trays have a lot code of 231751 printed on the side of the packaging. The company stated that this recall only affects their Ajinomoto Brand Vegetable Gyoza Dumplings and not the other varieties that they offer. The recalled items were distributed between June 30 and August 4 of this year to retail outlets and restaurants across the nation.
Consumers of this product that have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish and fish are at risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consumer this product. To date, the company has received no reports of illness in association with this recall. Individuals that have purchased this product are being urged to return it to the place of purchase in exchange for a full refund.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls like this before and understand that food companies rigorously test their products for quality and safety before distribution. Still, mistakes can sometimes be made under even the most watchful eye. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective food product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a product defect lawyer in your city.