A salmonella outbreak has been linked to certain frozen cooked shrimp products distributed nationwide
, volgens die Amerikaanse sentrums vir siektebeheer en -voorkoming
Salmonella was found in a sample of Avanti Frozen Foods
’ shrimp collected as part of the FDA’s Imported Seafood Compliance Program
, het die CDC gesê
In a statement on the FDA website
, Avanti said that out of
“'n oorvloed versigtigheid” it recalled some of its frozen cooked shrimp products sold under the brand names
, Chicken of the Sea
, Honest Catch
, Meijer, Open Acres and Waterfront Bistro
Six people got sick from this outbreak and two of those were hospitalized, Volgens die CDC. The agency says the illnesses happened in Nevada and Arizona, but the outbreak may have affected other states.
The products in question were distributed from late December to late February.
Only products bearing certain codes are affected by the recall
. Anyone who has purchased one of those can return them to where they bought them for a refund
Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, het die FDA gesê. The organism can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The CDC said symptoms usually start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria and most people recover without treatment after four to seven days.