Multiple recalls have been issued for frozen shrimp that may pose a risk of infections with Salmonella, Vibrio, and other disease-causing microbes.
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Frozen Shrimp Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
In August 2021, Avanti Frozen Foods expanded a recall for frozen shrimp after an outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden.
Health officials closed the outbreak investigation in July 2021, but more illnesses were quickly reported. The outbreak investigation re-opened in August 2021 and now involves frozen shrimp that was sold from November 2020 through May 2021.
The expanded recall includes shrimp sold under the following brand-names:
- Big River
- Chicken of the Sea
- CWNO Brand
- First Street
- Food Lion
- Harbor Bank
- Honest Catch
- Nature’s Promise
- Open Acres
- Sea Cove
- Waterfront Bistro.
- Wellsley Farms
- WFNO BRANDS
Supermarket Sushi Shrimp Recalled in Texas for Vibrio Infection Risk
March 2020 — AFC Distribution Corp., also known as “AFC Sushi,” has issued a recall for butterfly tail-on shrimp that was used on supermarket sushi in 40 states, including Texas, due to a risk of contamination with the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
No illnesses were reported as of the recall date on March 13, 2020.
The recall involves the following product:
- Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) — Lot #2019.10.02, utilized in various prepared menu offerings with sell-by dates from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020
Where Was It Sold?
AFC is the largest franchisor of supermarket-based sushi bars in the U.S. The company supplies products to over 3,300 sushi bars in grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers nationwide.
The recalled shrimp was sold in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, AD, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY.
Vibrio Food Poisoning
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacteria that grows in brackish saltwater. It causes gastrointestinal illness in people who eat contaminated shrimp and other shellfish.
An infection with Vibrio typically lasts for 1 to 7 days. Most people recover without needing treatment. Severe illnesses are rare and mostly occur in people with weakened immune systems.
Signs & Symptoms of Vibrio Infection
The symptoms of a Vibrio food poisoning illness usually appear within 24 hours, and may include:
- Watery diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
- Bloody diarrhea
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