A seafood Salmonella outbreak has ended after sickening 115 people in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The seafood and sushi products, produced by Northeast Seafood Products, were sold at restaurants and at Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts stores in Colorado. And most of the people sickened are either Colorado residents or traveled to Colorado during the week they got sick. Twenty people were hospitalized.
During the outbreak investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected the Northeast Seafood Products’ facility in Denver and collected environmental samples for testing. On October 7, 2021, laboratory test results revealed that those samples were positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella.
On October 8, 2021, Northeast Seafood Products issued a recall for seafood potentially contaminated with Salmonella in connection with the outbreak. The seafood Salmonella recall included Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole, and Farm-Raised Striped Bass.
The recalled seafood products were sold cooked and raw in sushi at Colorado restaurants and in the fresh seafood cases at Colorado grocery stores including Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts from May 2021 to October 7, 2021.
Seafood and Sushi Salmonella Outbreak
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure, include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from less than 1 to 85 years old, reported the onset of symptoms on dates between May 11, 2021, to October 16, 2021.
The number of illnesses reported from each state is: Arizona (1), California (1) Colorado (93), Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (2), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New Jersey (2), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (2), Virginia (3), Washington (1) Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming (2).
Colorado health officials released case totals for the 82 illnesses reported in that state as of October 8, 2021. Those totals were: Adams (3), Arapahoe (6), Boulder (8), Broomfield (3), Denver (19), Douglas (7), Eagle (3), El Paso (2), Grand (1), Jefferson (6), Larimer (13), Pitkin (4), Summit (1) and Weld (6), according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The agency did not provide information on the 11 cases in that state that occurred between October 8, 2021 and December 6, 2021 when the outbreak ended.
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