CDC Announces Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak


The federal agency identified 3 more illnesses and the shrimp supplier expanded their recall.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a food safety alert related to a shrimp Salmonella outbreak that included 3 more people getting sick. At least one of the people did so after ingesting frozen cooked shrimp supplied by Avanti Frozen Foods.

Avanti announced a recall at the end of June initially and on August 13 expanded their recall to include additional brands and expiration dates of frozen, cooked shrimp products. These products are sold under multiple brand names including the following: 365, Ahold, Big River, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, First Street, Food Lion, Hannaford, Harbor Banks, Honest Catch, HOS, Meijer, Nature’s Promise, Open Acres, Sandbar, Sea Cove, Waterfront Bistro, Wellsley Farms, and WFNO Brands.

These Avanti products were distributed throughout the United States from November 2020 to May 2021, but may have been sold in stores recently. The initial recall information can be accessed here, and the expanded list is here.

“CDC urges consumers and retailers with frozen cooked shrimp in their freezers to carefully review the product tables in both recall notices and throw away or return any recalled products,” the agency wrote on its website.

Thus far there have been 9 reports of illness reported across Rhode Island, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona with 3 hospitalizations and no deaths.

The CDC says this is an active investigation.

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