Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks


April 2, 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 DescriptionUPC CodePackaging
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Original24628 924822.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Onion & Garlic Flavored24628 511832.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Bar-B-Que Flavored24628 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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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