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Recall: Frozen Shrimp May Contain Salmonella

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Aug. 19, 2020 -- Check your freezer: Some packages of frozen shrimp sold nationwide are being recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA says.

Kader Exports issued the recall for various sizes of its frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp sold in 1-pound, 1.5-pound, and 2-pound bags.

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

While there are no reports of anyone getting sick from the shrimp, anyone who bought an affected bag should throw it away or return it for a refund.

The FDA confirms it found salmonella in cooked shrimp from Kader Exports during a test. Since then, the company has eliminated the source of contamination and is taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

Salmonella bacteria cause more than 1 million infections in the United States every year, according to the CDC. The most common symptoms are fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on August 19, 2020
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