Frozen Shrimp Recall Expanded Due to Salmonella Risk
The products were sold under several brand names across the U.S.
A nationwide recall of frozen shrimp from Avanti Frozen Foods, first announced on June 25, 2021, was expanded to include additional brands, the Food and Drug Administration said. The shrimp have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened nine people in four states: Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Rhode Island. No deaths have been reported.
The products are cooked, peeled, deveined frozen shrimp, some packaged with cocktail sauce, sold under several brand names. Newly recalled brands are: Ahold, Big River, CWNO Brand, First Street, Food Lion, Harbor Banks, Nature’s Promise, HOS, Sandbar, Sea Cove, Wellsley Farms, and WFNO Brands. Previously recalled brands include: 365, Censea, COS (Chicken of the Sea), Hannaford, Honest Catch, Meijer, Open Acres, and Waterfront Bistro. The product was shipped to stores between November 2020 and May 2021. (You can find the full list of package sizes, lot codes, and expiration dates on the FDA’s website.)
The recall also includes packages of some types of sushi sold at Mai Cuisine counters in Target stores and Genji Pacific counters in Whole Foods Market stores in California only with “best by" dates of August 13 and August 14.
“Consumers who have purchased frozen shrimp should check their freezers to see if the shrimp are part of the recall,” says James E. Rogers, PhD, director of food safety and testing at Consumer Reports.
Products recalled: Frozen, cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp sold under the following brands: 365, Ahold, Big River, Censea, COS (Chicken of the Sea), CWNO Brand, First Street, Food Lion, Hannaford, Harbor Banks, Honest Catch, HOS, Meijer, Nature’s Promise, Open Acres, Sandbar, Sea Cove, and Waterfront Bistro, Wellsley Farms, and WFNO Brands. See the FDA’s list of product sizes, codes, and expiration dates here.
The problem: The shrimp may be contaminated with salmonella.
The fix: Return recalled shrimp to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
How to contact the manufacturer, which is in India: Call +91 4023310260 or +91 4023310.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to include information about the recall expansion. It was originally published on June 25, 2021.