Seafood, Sushi Sold in Colorado Is Source of Multistate Salmonella Outbreak [Updated]

Updated December 6, 2021, to reflect final totals of this outbreak – A Salmonella outbreak linked to seafood and sushi sold at restaurants and at Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts stores in Colorado has ended after sickening 115 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Although the outbreak includes 15 states, most of the people sickened are either Colorado residents or traveled to Colorado during the week they got sick. Twenty people were hospitalized.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected the Northeast Seafood Products facility and collected environmental samples for testing. On October 7, 2021, laboratory results revealed that the environmental samples contained the outbreak strain of Salmonella.

On October 8, 2021, Northeast Seafood Products of Denver issued a seafood Salmonella recall in connection with the Salmonella outbreak. The recall included Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole, and Farm-Raised Striped Bass.

The recalled products were sold cooked and raw in sushi at Colorado restaurants and in the fresh seafood cases at Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts supermarkets in Colorado from May 2021 to October 7, 2021.

Seafood and Sushi Salmonella Outbreak

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. These symptoms usually develop within six to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from less than 1 to 85 years, reported the onset of illness on dates between May 11, 2021, to October 16, 2021.

The number of cases reported from each state is: Arizona (1), California (1) Colorado (93), Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (2), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New Jersey (2), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (2), Virginia (3), Washington (1) Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming (2).

Seafood Salmonella outbreak CDC final map

Colorado health officials released case totals for the 82 illnesses reported in that state on October 8, 2021, the date of the update prior to the final update. In that update, the number of cases reported from each county was: Adams (3), Arapahoe (6), Boulder (8), Broomfield (3), Denver (19), Douglas (7), Eagle (3), El Paso (2), Grand (1), Jefferson (6), Larimer (13), Pitkin (4), Summit (1) and Weld (6), according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

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