On 7/21/2021, the CDC announced that the outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden linked to the consumption of frozen cooked shrimps manufactured by Avanti Frozen Foods of India is over. On January 26, 2021, an imported sample of Avanti Frozen Foods shrimp showed the presence of Salmonella Weltevreden. In March 2021, due to the positive test, this shipment was refused admission into the U.S. and was destroyed. In April 2021, three clinical isolates collected from ill people were reported to be closely related to the isolates collected from the import sample. As of June 25, 2021, there were 6 clinical isolates from ill people that are genetic matches to the Salmonella collected from the import sample. The cases were in 2 states, AZ (2) and NV (4). Two people were hospitalized. FDA’s traceback investigation identified an expected shipment of shrimp that ill people could have consumed. The product from this shipment was all sold thawed at retail. This thawed product is past expiration and is no longer available for sale. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-weltevreden-shrimp-april-2021?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
CDC declares outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden in Shrimp over
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Weltevreden: Shrimp (April 2021)
FDA’s investigation complete. CDC declares outbreak over.