The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an outbreak of salmonella in 2 states (Nevada and Arizona). There have not been any deaths associated with the outbreak as yet but 6 people have fallen ill after consuming frozen shrimp packaged and sold by Avanti Frozen Foods and labeled with several Brand names (See below). The packages were distributed nationwide. See the recall notice here to find out the exact brands and packages recalled.
In a statement released yesterday the company said "Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, with an abundance of caution, is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The frozen shrimp products were distributed nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021"
Frozen cooked shrimp supplied by Avanti Frozen Foods
- Sold under multiple brand names including 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres, and Waterfront Bistro
- Imported between December 2020 to February 2021, but may have been sold in stores more recently
- See recall noticeexternal icon for packaging sizes, descriptions, and product codes
Salmonella was found in a sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp that was collected as part of FDA’s Imported Seafood Compliance Program.
- Do not eat any recalled products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
- Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
- Call your healthcare provider if you have one or more of these severe Salmonella symptoms:
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
- 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 urinating (peeing) much
- Dry mouth and throat
- Feeling dizzy when standing up
- Do not sell or serve recalled products.
- Wash and sanitize items and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled products.
- Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
- Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
- Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
- Some people—especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems—may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
- For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.