Shrimp Recall Due to Salmonella Risk—Here's What to Know

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Is there a recall on frozen shrimp?

June 28, 2021 -- Check your freezer: Packages of frozen shrimp sold nationwide are being recalled because they may be linked to a salmonella outbreak in at least two states. WebMDRecall: Frozen Shrimp Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

What brand of shrimp is being recalled?

Some of the brands you may recognize are Chicken of the Sea, Honest Catch, and Meijer, among others. The frozen shrimp products were sent to grocery stores and retailers nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021. Delish.comFrozen Shrimp Is Being Recalled After Customers Nationwide Report Illnesses

Avanti Frozen Foods issued the recall; the company sells products that are packaged with different brand names and distributed to major grocery chains like Whole Foods and Meijer. The products in question are frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, and some include cocktail sauce in the package.

The official recall announcement is available on the Food & Drug Administration website and includes an in depth list of the brand names, container descriptions, codes, and expiration dates. Some of the brands you may recognize are Chicken of the Sea, Honest Catch, and Meijer, among others. The frozen shrimp products were sent to grocery stores and retailers nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021.

If you have frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp in your possession that does not fit the descriptions listed, you're in the clear. For those who have a listed product in their freezer, dispose of it immediately and do not consume any part of it. You can also return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Next time you're at the grocery store, this list will help you narrow down your choices.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen shrimp

11Alive 29 June, 2021 - 12:46am

RECALL: Frozen Shrimp Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Snopes.com 29 June, 2021 - 12:46am

Out of an “abundance of caution,” a seafood production company issued a voluntary recall on June 25, 2021, for various packaged shrimp products due to potential contamination with the food-borne illness salmonella.

Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd recalled nine different frozen shrimp products distributed across the U.S. from late December 2020 to late February 2021 sold under the brand names Censea, Hannaford, Open Acres, Waterfront Bistro, Honest Catch, COS, 365 and Meijer:

Six people between the ages of 30 and 80 years old had been reported ill in Nevada and Arizona as of June 24, 2021, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Illnesses started on dates ranging from Feb. 26 to April 25, according to investigation details published online by public health and regulatory officials. Two people were hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. 

“The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because many people recover without medical care and are not tested for Salmonella. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes three to four weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak,” wrote the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Salmonella was found in a sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp that was collected as part of the FDA’s Imported Seafood Compliance Program, which requires that certain harvested and imported foods be tested for contaminants like salmonella, parasites, biotoxins and other potentially health-harming additives. Officials used the federal tracking system PulseNet to trace purchase records and reports of illnesses to determine that a common shipment from Avanti Frozen Seafoods was likely responsible. That shipment was destroyed in March 2021, but the seafood company recalled additional lots as they may also be contaminated with the bacteria. Recalled products included various unit sizes of frozen, cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, some of which came with cocktail sauce.

“Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,” wrote the company in an announcement posted by the federal regulatory agency.

“In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

Symptoms of salmonella usually start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria. While most people recover without treatment within a week, some people — particularly young children, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems — may experience a severe illness that requires hospitalization.

The CDC recommends that consumers throw away or return affected products to the place where they were bought and wash items and surfaces that might have come into contact with the recalled shrimp. 

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Muhlenberg County Health Department warns of salmonella outbreak

WBKO 29 June, 2021 - 12:46am

Multiple brands of shrimp have been recalled, according to the post.

They are asking that you do not eat, sell, or serve recalled frozen cooked shrimp. You are to throw them away or return them to the store.

Some of the brands being recalled are:

Avanti Frozen Foods recalls shrimp products

WMC 29 June, 2021 - 12:46am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak has been linked to the seafood.

The products were sold under the brand names 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres and Waterfront Bistro.

The shrimp was imported between December 2020 and February 2021 but may have been sold in stores more recently.

Avanti Frozen Foods Recalls Frozen Cooked Shrimp Because of Possible Health Risk https://t.co/nCZ2MRL50M pic.twitter.com/x2WdDN2V5d

The CDC says six people in Nevada and Arizona have gotten sick during the outbreak. Two of them were hospitalized.

People infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

If You Have Frozen Shrimp In Your Freezer, Throw It Out Now, CDC Says

Best Life 29 June, 2021 - 12:42am

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The agency says the products have been linked to a salmonella outbreak.

You might want to double-check your ingredients the next time you're making stir fry or gumbo: On June 25, the CDC issued a food safety alert for cooked frozen shrimp distributed by Avanti Frozen Foods. The warning and recall come after Salmonella was found in a sample of the company's nationally distributed shrimp products collected as part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Imported Seafood Compliance Program.

According to an announcement on the FDA's website, Avanti said that out of "an abundance of caution" it had recalled "certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes." The affected products were sold under the brand names 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres, and Waterfront Bistro.

The agency says that there have been six reported cases of Salmonella infection—including two hospitalizations—reported in Nevada and Arizona but warns that the products were distributed nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021. The CDC also cautions that some of the products may have been sold in stores more recently than those dates.

The CDC urges anyone who has purchased frozen shrimp products to check packaging and product codes against the FDA's recall notice. Anyone who purchased the affected items should not eat them and either throw the product out immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The agency also warns anyone who may have handled or prepared the products to wash any utensils or surfaces that may have touched the recalled products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

According to the CDC, symptoms of Salmonella can develop in those who have been infected anywhere from six hours to six days after the bacteria has been ingested. The most common signs are diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps, but some severe illnesses can rarely occur if the organism enters the bloodstream, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

While most are infected recover without treatment four to seven days after their symptoms first appear, the agency warns that children under the age of five, adults 65 years and up, and people with weakened immune systems are at particularly high risk of a severe illness with Salmonella. The CDC recommends calling your doctor immediately if you notice a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit or higher with diarrhea or if stomach issues persist for days without getting better.

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