Check your freezer for shrimp.
Avanti Frozen Foods is recalling several frozen shrimp products sold under multiple labels and brands because of possible salmonella contamination.
Frozen shrimp products, according to the recall posted on the Food and Drug Administrations’ website, were distributed nationwide at several retailers, including Whole Foods Markets and Meijer stores.
Products include cooked, peeled, deveined products including some packaged with cocktail sauce because the sauce has the potential to be contaminated with the strain of Salmonella Weltevreden.
These frozen shrimp products were sold under numerous brands including 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, Hannaford, Open Acres, Waterfront Bistro, Honest Catch, Meijer, Sandbar, and Wellsely Farms. They were distributed from November 2020 through May 2021.
Find a list of recalled products along with product codes and expiration dates at fda.gov.
Initially announced in late June, Avanti Frozen Foods recently expanded the recall.
The CDC is urging consumers and retailers with frozen cooked shrimp in freezers to review the products listed in both recall notices and toss out or return any recalled products. Businesses should not sell or serve the recalled products. The CDC also advises that any containers or surfaces that came in contact with the recalled products should be washed and sanitized.
There have been nine reports of salmonella-related illness to date associated with these cooked shrimp in three states, including Michigan. So far in Michigan, two people have become sick, according to the CDC’s outbreak map. Other cases are in Nevada and Arizona. Out of all cases, three people have been hospitalized according to the latest recall investigation.
Those who became ill, the CDC said, ranged in age from 30 to 80 and reported eating shrimp before they became sick. Illnesses were reported between Feb. 26 and July 17.
Most people infected with salmonella, according to the CDC, experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. These symptoms typically start six hours to six days after being exposed to the bacteria. People with weakened immune systems, children younger than 5 and adults older than 65 may experience more severe illnesses. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.
Here’s what to know about salmonella infection from the CDC:
Severe symptoms of salmonella
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102 degrees.
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
- Bloody diarrhea
- So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
- Signs of dehydration, such as: Not peeing much, dry mouth and throat, feeling dizzy when standing up.
If your symptoms are severe, the CDC recommends contacting your health care provider.
The CDC estimates that salmonella causes about 1.35 million illnesses resulting in 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in the U.S. every year.
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