The US Food and Drug Administration’s national recall of frozen shrimp has been expanded due to salmonella risks impacting major national chain stores like Target, Whole Foods and Meijer.
The growing recall of shrimp from Avanti Frozen Foods now includes cooked, peeled and deveined products sold nationwide in various packaging sizes between November 2020 and May 2021, according to FDA officials.
Among the recalled brands are major retailer products such as Whole Foods’ popular 365 line of products, as well as national grocery store chains Meijer and Food Lion. Contaminated shrimp also may have been sold at Mai Sushi inside some Target locations in California, as well as at Genji Sushi inside some Whole Foods Markets, also in California.
The FDA first issued its nationwide recall of Avanti shrimp products in June. At that point, six people had fallen ill in cases connected to the company’s frozen product distributed nationwide from late December 2020 to late February 2021.
As of August, nine people in four states — Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Rhode Island — have contracted salmonella. No deaths have been reported — but three people have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Most victims recover without treatment within a week, but young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems could face more serious sickness requiring hospitalization, according to the CDC.
A full list of impacted products can be accessed on the FDA site.