Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks

Chino, California–(ENEWSPF)–April 5, 2010 — Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. is recalling Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic Flavored and Bar-B-Que Flavored, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.

The following items affected by the recall were sold through retail stores nationwide:

Product Description UPC Code Packaging
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Original 24628 92482 2.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Onion & Garlic Flavored 24628 51183 2.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Bar-B-Que Flavored 24628 51083 .5 oz plastic bag

All expiration dates of 08-13-10 and earlier (located the right upper corner of the bag) are affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that the milk and soy containing products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk and soy ingredients. Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the affected Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer with questions may contact the company Monday thorough Friday, 9am to 5pm PST at 909-464-1122.