Avanti Frozen Foods recalling branded shrimp after salmonella illnesses
Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Thai Union, is recalling major branded and private-label shrimp in the United States because of the potential for salmonella contamination.
Affected brands include Safeway’s Waterfront Bistro, Whole Foods’ 365, Censea, Chicken of the Sea, Hannaford, Meijer, Open Acres, Honest Catch, and CWNO.
There have been six reports of salmonella-related illness associated with the frozen cooked shrimp, which was distributed nationwide from late December 2020 through late February 2021, Avanti said in a press release.
“The potential for contamination was identified by FDA based on its prior testing of frozen cooked shrimp imported by Avanti Frozen Foods that was found to contain salmonella,” Avanti said.
However, the company “did not distribute and destroyed that prior shipment found to be violative."
“The company has taken preventative steps to eliminate the potential for future contamination,” Avanti said.
Out of “an abundance of caution,” Avanti is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to Avanti.