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Salmonella concerns lead to Avanti frozen shrimp recall

Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, has issued a voluntary recall of 9 varieties of frozen shrimp over salmonella concerns after half a dozen customers were sickened by consuming the recalled product. The recalled shrimp was sold across the United States between December 202 and February 2021.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration testing led to the recall of Avanti’s shrimp. The recalled shrimp were packaged and sold under various names, including: Censea, Hannaford, Open acres, Waterfront Bistro, Honest catch, COS, 365, and Meijer. 

A healthy adult contracting salmonella often isn’t of great concern. Typically leading to no more than a small fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. However, the young, pregnant, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk. According to the FDA, salmonella could potentially result in “arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.” Avanti and the FDA want consumers to know that the only items being recalled are those listed on the recall notice. There are no other recalls associated with this salmonella outbreak.

To read the full recall notice from the FDA, follow this link: