Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Seafood

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Posted October 8, 2021

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 102
  • Hospitalizations: 19
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 14
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active
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Sushi and sushi rolls

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Salmon

Recalled Food

Seafood distributed by Northeast Seafood Products of Denver, Colorado

  • Distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in Colorado through October 7, 2021
  • Sold at seafood counters in Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts grocery stores in Colorado
  • Seafood types include 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
  • Products were distributed fresh but may have been frozen later by consumers and businesses

See the recall noticeexternal icon for more details.

Sick people reported eating a variety of types of raw and cooked seafood in restaurants and grocery stores. Northeast Seafood Products was identified as a common supplier where some ill people ate or shopped.

What Businesses Should Do

Do not sell or serve recalled products.

  • If you sold or served recalled products, consider communicating this information to your customers.
  • Wash and sanitize containers and surfaces that may have come in contact with these seafood products.
What You Should Do

If you have recalled products at home:

  • Do not eat or cook them. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • If you don’t know whether the seafood you bought from an Albertsons, Safeway, or Sprouts grocery store in Colorado is from Northeast Seafood Products, don’t eat it. Throw it away.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any 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 peeing much
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Feeling dizzy when standing up
Symptoms of Salmonella
  • 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.