If you have frozen shrimp in your freezer, read this before eating them – BGR

  • Shrimp sold under a variety of brands have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
  • The FDA says that shrimp that were originally distributed by Kader Exports could be cross-contaminated during processing and could make you sick.
  • If you have one of the recalled product, return it to the store for a full refund.

Food recalls food is unfortunately a part of life, and we have treated many of them in recent years. Now the FDA is announcing an enormous recall of shrimp because of the potential for contamination of salmonella that could lead to a widespread outbreak. The products, which are sold under a variety of store and brand names, originated from Kader Exports and were sold from February to May in the United States.

According to the official returning bulletin, the shrimp were sold under the brands Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Kirkland, Tops, Unistar, and Wellsley Farms. The food was sold in various forms, including pre-cooked, peeled, and deveined, and either with the tails on or off.

There are a ton of SKUs included in this recall, so if you think you may have some frozen shrimp sitting in your freezer, make sure you check the FDA’s reporting page to make sure you’re safe to to eat. If you find that something you have picked up at home is in remembrance, the FDA says “you will be asked to return it to the place of purchase for a full fee.”

The FDA is quick to point out that no one has become ill from the shrimp, or at least there have been no reports of illness associated with the recall. Here is a brief summary of what is happening:

To date, there have been no reports of diseases associated with these distributed boiling shrimp. However, cooked shrimp imported by Kader Exports were tested by the FDA and found to contain Salmonella. Squad Exports did not divide and have agreed to destroy coal shrimp voluntarily. The likely main cause for this memory is cross-contamination. The company has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps were taken.

That it sounds like the FDA testers and the company itself were able to determine the source of the salmonella found on the products and have things ahead of time. However, that leaves a whole bunch of potentially polluted shrimp being run from groceries and houses all over the country.

Salmonella infection can cause serious symptoms, even in healthy individuals. The effects are amplified in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of an infection may include vomiting, cramps, fever, and bloody diarrhea. If you believe you have eaten any contaminated food and have any of these symptoms, it would be wise to contact your doctor and explain the situation so that you can be checked or treated.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech. Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has appeared in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print stores. His love for reporting is second only to his game addiction.