Cooked Shrimp, Tail-On
Cooked tail-on shrimp is the most common form of cooked shrimp sold in the United States. It is also called ‘Cocktail’ shrimp, and by the acronym, ‘CPTO' .
The product form consists of a shrimp with shell segments 5 through 2 removed, and the 1st segment and tail left on the shrimp. The large intestine is removed with a knife cut. There two common forms, one with the 5th to 2nd segments cut, the other with the 4th to 2nd segment cut, and the 5th not cut.
Most cooked tail-on shrimp comes from these countries:
Cooked tail-on shrimp comes in the following sizes:
Available package forms and carton configurations:
5 x 2 lb
10 x 1 lb
12 x 12 oz
4 x 5 lb