Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Frozen Cooked Shrimp

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Posted July 21, 2021

This outbreak is over. Stay up to date on food recalls and outbreaks to avoid getting sick from eating contaminated food. 

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 6
  • Hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 2
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Closed
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Recalled Food

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.

What You Should Do

Even though this outbreak is over, you could still have the recalledexternal icon product in your freezer. If so, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to where you bought it. Wash items and surfaces that may have touched the recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.

Always follow these four food safety steps to prevent getting sick from Salmonella: 

  • Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often.
  • Separate: Keep food that won’t be cooked separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
  • Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure you have cooked your food to a temperature high enough to kill germsexternal icon.
  • Chill: Refrigerate perishable food (food that goes bad) within 2 hours. If the outside temperature is hotter than 90°F, refrigerate within 1 hour. Thaw food in the refrigerator, not on the counter.