The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says pre-cooked shrimp is the likely source of a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak that has sickened at least six people. The agency is not disclosing the name of the company, the product brand name, or the locations where the shrimp was sold because it appears the affected product is no longer on the market.
Noted Food Safety Attorney Fred Pritzker says the names should be released so consumers can make informed choices. “They should identify the sources even if the affected products are no longer available.”
Salmonella Weltevreden is an emerging cause of illnesses in tropical regions, according to a recent study. Previous outbreaks have been linked to fish, seafood, sprouts, kratom and cashew cheese. For Salmonella Weltevreden outbreaks in the U.S., most of the foods associated with were imported.
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