Sumary of CDC says Salmonella outbreak traced to shrimp has ended:
- The CDC has declared that a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak traced to imported shrimp is over.
- According to an update from the Food and Drug Administration the implicated shrimp from Avanti Frozen Foods, which was recalled June 25, should no longer be available at retail, but there is concern that consumers may still have it in their homes.
- The outbreak sickened at least six people in two states, Arizona and Nevada, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- these products have a long shelf life, and consumers, restaurants, and retailers should check their freezers and should throw away any recalled shrimp.
- Anyone who received recalled shrimp should use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces that may have come in contact with the recalled product, to reduce the risk of cross contamination,” according to the FDA outbreak investigation update.
- 26 an import sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp was collected as a routine part of the FDA’s Imported Seafood Compliance Program.
- In April three clinical isolates collected from ill people were reported to be closely related to the isolates collected from the import sample.
- As of June 25, there were six clinical isolates from ill people that are genetic matches to the Salmonella collected from the import sample.