A salmonella outbreak has been linked to some frozen cooked shrimp products distributed nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Salmonella was found in a sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp collected under the FDA’s Imported Seafood Compliance Program, the CDC said.
In a statement posted to the FDA’s website, Avanti said that, out of “excess of caution”, it had recalled some of its frozen cooked shrimp products sold under the 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, CWNO, Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres and Waterfront Bistro.
Six people have fallen ill from the outbreak and two of them have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. The agency says the illnesses have occurred in Nevada and Arizona, but the outbreak may have affected other states.
Only products bearing certain codes are affected by the recall. Anyone who has purchased one can return them to where they purchased them for a refund.
Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, the FDA said. The body can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.
The CDC said symptoms typically start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria, and most people recover without treatment after four to seven days.