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Avanti Foods Expands Recall for Certain Shrimp Products Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

— August 13, 2021

Avanti Foods is expanding a recall first issued in June after the FDA linked more shrimp products to a salmonella outbreak.

Earlier this summer, the CDC announced that a salmonella outbreak was linked to certain frozen cooked shrimp products. Since then, four recalls have been issued across the country, from California to the Midwest and beyond. According to the CDC, all the products came from Avanti Foods. Now, one of the current recalls was just expanded “after the FDA found salmonella in its shrimp and the CDC linked the shrimp to the salmonella outbreak.”

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FDA Logo; image courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration via Wikimedia Commons,

Shortly after the FDA discovery, Avanti Foods issued the following statement:

“This recall expansion has been initiated out of an abundance of precaution…and will cover a large amount of product that has not been associated with any illness but been undertaken following discussions with FDA and CDC and reflects Avanti’s commitment to Public health and safety.”

According to the CDC’s numbers, salmonella sickens about 1.35 million people in the U.S. each year and hospitalizes another 26,500. About 420 people each year die from salmonella infections. The elderly, young children and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to salmonella infections. Common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.

A full list of the recalled products can be found here. If you have additional questions or concerns about the recall, contact Avanti Foods at +914023310260/+914023310261.


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