A salmonella outbreak involving seafood processed or manufactured by Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products Inc. has sickened at least 82 Coloradans in 14 counties.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 102 people in 14 states who became ill with salmonella, two of them either lived in Colorado or reported travel to the state a week before becoming ill. The food safety alert said nineteen people were hospitalized with the disease.
The agency is investigating the outbreak with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA reported that samples collected from Northeast Seafood Products on October 7 were positive for Salmonella thompson and matched the outbreak strain.
Northeast Seafood Products has temporarily ceased production and has been on the market for Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Chunks, Lane Snapper, Tilapia , All Natural has been recalled. Salmon Fillet, Pacific Soul, and Farm Raised Striped Bass that restaurants and grocery stores bought and sold as of October 7 according to a food safety warning. Those stores include Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts in Colorado. According to CDPHE, Pacific cod from sprouts is not currently being withdrawn.
A full list of the recalled foods can be found on the FDA’s website, and the CDC reminds consumers and restaurants to throw away any recalled products, wash any containers and surfaces that touch the food. touch and throw away any seafood they are unsure of. Anyone who experiences severe symptoms of salmonella such as diarrhea, fever greater than 102 degrees, vomiting, dehydration, dry mouth and throat, or dizziness should contact a health care provider immediately.