Health Department: Shrimp Recall Due to Potential Salmonella Includes Costco House Brand

Health Department: Shrimp Recall Due to Potential Salmonella Includes Costco House Brand

The Kane County Health Department is advising that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that Kader Exports is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1-pound, 1.5-pound, and 2-pound. retail bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  

The brand names of the products are Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Kirkland, Tops, Unistar and Wellsley Farms. Kirkland is Costco’s house brand. The product was distributed nationwide from late February 2020 to Mid-May 2020.

There have been no reports of any illnesses to date associated with these cooked shrimp distributions. Consumers who have purchased the above product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected product details are included in the posting at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/kader-exports-recalls-frozen-cooked-shrimp-because-possible-health-risk

The Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information about food safety online at KaneHealth.com/Pages/Food-Safety.aspx.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release