FDA: Frozen Cooked Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak Isn’t Actually Over

A Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cooked shrimp was thought to have ended last month, but it didn’t, according to new information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since July 21, 2021, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak had ended after sickening six people in two states, three more illnesses have been reported. Two of them in Michigan and one in Rhode Island. One of those people was hospitalized. That brings the outbreak total to nine illnesses in four states with three hospitalizations.

And, worse yet, Avanti Frozen Foods of India has so far refused to expand its shrimp recall after learning from the FDA that shrimp outside the recall was linked to new illnesses. The initial recall included frozen cooked shrimp sold under the brand names 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres, and Waterfront Bistro. The specific items included in that recall are no longer for sale, but some consumers may still have them in their freezers. The FDA has not yet disclosed the brand names or lot numbers associated with the new illnesses.

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Cooked shrimp Salmonella

Salmonella don’t live in the intestines of fish, crustaceans, or mollusks. So, when they become contaminated with Salmonella it’s because the water where they were grown was contaminated with human or animal feces. Or, these items had contact with human or animal feces during processing. Salmonella Weltevreden isn’t a common strain in the U.S., but is an emerging cause of illnesses in tropical regions, according to a recent study.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms usually develop within six to 72 hours of eating contaminated food.

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If you or a family member developed a Salmonella infection from contaminated shrimp, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team for a free consultation. We have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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