Several Brands of Frozen Shrimp Recalled After Reports of Salmonella Risk

Be sure to check that bag of frozen shrimp you bought.

If you’ve recently picked up frozen shrimp from a retailer like Meijer or Whole Foods, you might want to take a second look. Avanti Frozen Foods, a major producer of frozen foods, has issued a recall of frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp. While we’ll usually encourage you to get more seafood in your diet, we recommend skipping these shrimp.

What Caused This Frozen Shrimp Recall?

At least six people have reportedly fallen sick with salmonella poisoning after eating this cooked frozen shrimp. According to the FDA, it previously tested frozen cooked shrimp imported by Avanti Frozen Foods and found that it contained salmonella.

Though the company destroyed the previous shipment and took steps to prevent future contamination, the current outbreak caused the FDA to issue the recall based on their previous tests.

How Do I Know If I Bought Affected Product?

The FDA has issued a recall of the following frozen shrimp brands and products:

CENSEAfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-off shrimps
Chicken of the Seafrozen, cooked peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps with cocktail sauce
Honest Catchfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps
CWNOfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps
Hannafordfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps
Waterfront Bistrofrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined, tail-on shrimps with cocktail sauce
Open Acresfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps
365frozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps
Meijerfrozen, cooked, peeled and deveined tail-on shrimps

If you’ve bought any of these brands recently, the FDA announcement details item codes and expiration dates of the affected items. The affected items were sold between late December 2020 and late February 2021. If your frozen shrimp wasn’t bought between those dates, or doesn’t have the right item code, it should be safe to eat.

What Should I Do Next?

If you’ve bought one of the affected items, return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Don’t forget to check out the food-safe temperature for seafood to make sure you cook every dish safely.

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.