Shrimp and Peaches Both Recalled Due to Salmonella

Shrimp and Peaches Both Recalled Due to Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is drawing attention to two big national food recalls to prevent salmonella outbreaks. The advisories are focused on frozen shrimp and both bagged and bulk peaches.

As of Aug. 19, 2020, the salmonella outbreak linked to peaches has sickened 68 people in nine states. So far, there are no reports of anyone getting sick from the shrimp. Both investigations are ongoing.

Frozen Shrimp

Consumers should not eat any recalled frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1-pound, 1.5-pound, and 2-pound bags from Kader Exports.

The affected shrimp products were distributed from late February to mid-May 2020 under different brand names, including Kirkland, Fresh Market, Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Tops, Unistar and Wellsley Farms. Review the full list of recalled products here.

Bulk and Bagged Peaches

Consumers should not eat any recalled Wawona- supplied bagged or bulk (loose) peaches sold nationwide. The expanded recall impacts retailers including Walmart, Target, Aldi, Food Lion, Kroger and Wegmans. The recall includes bulk peaches sold from June 1 through Aug. 3—and bagged peaches sold from June 1 to Aug. 19. Review the full list of recalled products here.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella are bacteria that cause intestinal illness. Children younger than 5 years of age, adults ages 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe infection.

The most common symptoms are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. It’s likely to be a salmonella infection if symptoms begin six hours to six days after suspected ingestion—and if those symptoms last four to seven days.

Most people recover without treatment, but the infection may be severe for some and spread from the intestines to the bloodstream. Regardless, it’s important to seek medical attention for a possible salmonella infection.

Salmonella bacteria cause 1.35 million infections and 26,500 hospitalizations in the United States every year.

– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What’s Next?

Check your freezer, refrigerator or pantry for recalled shrimp or peaches. Anyone who bought affected food should throw it away, even if some were eaten and no one has gotten sick.

For further protection, thoroughly sanitize surfaces that may have come in contact with the affected product (e.g., cutting boards, countertops, refrigerators and storage bins).

If you exhibit symptoms of a salmonella infection, contact your doctor.

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