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Undeclared Soy Causes Recall of Frozen Tempura Shrimp

EMSL Analytical provides testing for a wide variety of allergens, including soy.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a voluntary recall issued by Publix Super Market for their 11oz Publix Premium Frozen Tempura Shrimp. The recall was initiated after the discovery of soy in the dipping sauce packet that came with the shrimp. The allergen was not listed on the packaging.

Since the undeclared soy was discovered all products have been removed from store shelves. Consumers who already purchased the product are advised to return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses in association with this recall. However, those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy are at risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if the product is consumed.

“There are many reasons why food ingredients go undeclared on labels, but recalls are always costly and time-consuming,” states Dr. Jason Dobranic Ph.D., EMSL’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences. “EMSL Analytical’s experienced staff provides the food industry with a wide variety of allergen tests, including peanuts, soy protein, sesame, almond, total milk, egg, crustacean, and gluten in our food testing laboratories nationwide.”

For more information on EMSL’s food testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, email , or visit or

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.



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