June 22, 2022

Mai Cuisine Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll Recalled For Salmonella

Mai Cuisine Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. This product is being recalled as a secondary recall after Avanti Frozen Foods expanded their recall last week. Avanti Frozen Foods fully cooked frozen shrimp is linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 9 people. However, no illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this particular product. The recalling company is Mai Cuisine Inc. There are 67 packs of 12 piece Shrimp Tempura Kabuki Roll WR that were purchased in the state of California only. The products are packed in clear lid containers, with labels stating the product name, ingredients, and best by date. The Hand-Crafted dates on the product are 8/12/2021 … [Read more...]

Avanti Foods Shrimp Recall Expands in Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak

The Avanti Foods shrimp recall is¬†expanding in the wake of the Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to that product, three days after the FDA requested the expansion. The outbreak linked to the shrimp was declared over on July 21, 2021, but then three more illnesses were identified this month and the investigation was reopened. And at least one of the new patients ate shrimp that was not covered by the original recall. The recall now includes frozen cooked shrimp products imported from India by Avanti Frozen Foods from November 2020 to May 2021. The original recall included these brand names: Censea, Chicken of the Sea, Hannaford, Open Acres, Waterfront Bistro, Honest Catch, CWNO, 365, and Meijer. The new brand name recall list is: Big … [Read more...]

Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak Continues With Three More Sickened

The FDA says that the shrimp Salmonella outbreak continues because three more patients have been identified. Now nine people are sick. In addition, two more states, Michigan and Rhode Island, have been added. The outbreak was declared over on July 21, 2021. Avanti Frozen Foods issued a recall for their frozen cooked shrimp on June 25, 2021. The case count by state is now Nevada (4), Michigan (2), Rhode Island (1), and Arizona (2). ¬†The last illness onset date is July 20, 2021. In the previous investigation notice, which was on July 21, 2021, the last illness onset date was April 25, 2021. Since the shrimp originally identified as the cause of this outbreak should no longer be available for sale, that means people may still have the shrimp in their home freezers. In addition, at … [Read more...]

Salmonella Weltevreden Shrimp Outbreak Ends With Six Ill

The Salmonella Weltevreden shrimp outbreak has ended with six people sick in two states, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This outbreak was linked to a recalled product: shrimp imported from India by Avanti Frozen Foods. The patient case count is: Arizona (2) and Nevada (4). This case count has not increased since the initial investigation report was released almost a month ago. The patient age range is from 30 to 80 years of age. Of five people who gave information about their condition to the CDC, two were hospitalized, for a hospitalization rate of 40%, which is high for a Salmonella outbreak. And of those interviewed, all said they ate shrimp the week before they got sick. Epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory evidence … [Read more...]

Cooked Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak: How is Seafood Contaminated?

The cooked shrimp Salmonella outbreak announced by the FDA last week is not the first time seafood has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. But does seafood naturally contain Salmonella bacteria, like chickens and sometimes beef? If not, how is seafood contaminated with this pathogen? Seafood such as shrimp and tuna do not naturally carry Salmonella bacteria, unlike poultry and other warm-blooded animals, according to a 2005 National Library of Medicine study published in the Journal of Food Protection. That study states, "Salmonella is not part of the natural flora of the shrimp culture environment nor is it inherently present in shrimp grow-out ponds. The occurrence of Salmonella bacteria in shrimp from aquaculture operations is related to the concentration of fecal bacteria in … [Read more...]

FDA Investigation Into Shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak

The FDA has released its initial investigation into the shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak that has sickened at least six people in two states. The frozen precooked shrimp was imported by Avanti Frozen Foods of India. A positive import sample, along with epidemiological and traceback evidence that has come out of the investigation, indicates that this outbreak is linked to that frozen cooked shrimp. The FDA has identified a common import of shrimp that could have been consumed by these patients. The shrimp was all sold thawed at retail and is no longer available for sale. On January 26, 2021, an import sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp was collected as part of the FDA's Import Seafood Compliance Program. The shrimp tested positive for Salmonella Weltevreden. At that time, … [Read more...]

Frozen Cooked Shrimp Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 6 in NV and AZ

A frozen cooked shrimp Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least six people who live in Nevada and Arizona. Two people are hospitalized because they are so sick. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data show that frozen cooked shrimp supplied by Avanti Frozen Foods is contaminated with Salmonella Weltevreden. The case count by state is: Arizona (2) and Nevada (4). Illness onset dates range from February 26, 2021 to April 25, 2021. The patients age range is from 30 to 80 years. Of five people who gave information to public health officials, two have been hospitalized for a hospitalization rate of 40%, double the typical rate of 20%. State and local public health officials interviewed patients about the foods they ate the week before they got sick. Of the five people … [Read more...]

Hannaford Meijer 365 Shrimp Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak

The Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak announced by the FDA on their Outbreak Investigation Table last week now has product names associated with it. Six people who live in Nevada and Arizona are sick in this outbreak. Today, a recall was announced for Hannaford Meijer 365 shrimp, along with other brands, in association with this outbreak. The potential for contamination was identified by the FDA based on prior testing of frozen cooked shrimp imported by Avanti Frozen Foods. Avanti Frozen Foods did not distribute that prior batch of imported shrimp and destroyed it. The company has taken steps to eliminate the potential for future contamination. The recall is for different brands of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp, some packaged with cocktail sauce, that were sold in various … [Read more...]

Cooked Shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden Outbreak Sickens at Least Six

According to the FDA's Core Outbreak Investigation Table, the latest outbreak is a cooked shrimp Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak that has sickened at least six people. We do not know where the ill persons live, their ages, or if anyone has been hospitalized. We do know that the most recent illness occurred in late April 2021. Pre-cooked shrimp, of unknown origin, has become the focus of the FDA investigation. The government thinks that the product lots that are linked to these illnesses are past their shelf life and are no longer available for sale. The outbreak table does not state if the shrimp was sold frozen or not. And the FDA did not supply the brand name, the company that produced the shrimp, the dates the shrimp was for sale, or the lot numbers. If the shrimp was sold … [Read more...]

Kirkland Frozen Cooked Shrimp Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Kader Exports is recalling Kirkland Frozen Cooked Shrimp, along with other brands such as Aqua Star, Censea, Fresh Market, Tops, ellsley Farms, and Unistar, for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of any illnesses to date associated with this recall. Frozen cooked shrimp imported by Kader Experts was tested by the FDA and found to contain Salmonella. The recall notice states, "Kader Exports did not distribute and have agreed to voluntarily destroy cooked shrimp found violative. The probable root cause for this recall is cross contamination. The company has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps were taken. Based on known consumption patterns it is believed most if not all the distributed products have been consumed, and any remaining … [Read more...]

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