A salmonella outbreak connected to seafood that Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products Inc. processed or manufactured has made at least 82 Coloradans in 14 counties ill.
Of 102 people in 14 states who got sick from salmonella, all but two of them either live in Colorado or reported traveling to the state the week before they became ill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nineteen people were hospitalized from the illness, the food safety alert stated.
The agency is investigating the outbreak with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA reported that samples collected from Northeast Seafood Products on Oct. 7 were positive for Salmonella Thompson and matched the outbreak strain.
Northeast Seafood Products has temporarily stopped production and has recalled Haddock, Monkfish, Bone-in Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Coho Salmon, Atlantic Salmon Portions, Lane Snapper, Tilapia, All Natural Salmon Fillet, Pacific Sole, and Farm Raised Striped Bass that restaurants and grocery stores purchased and sold through Oct. 7, according to the food safety alert. Those stores include Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts in Colorado. According to CDPHE, the Pacific Cod from Sprouts is not currently being recalled.
A full list of the recalled foods can be found on the FDA website, and the CDC remind consumers and restaurants to throw out any recalled products, wash any containers and surfaces that touched the food and throw away any seafood that they’re unsure about. Anyone who experiences severe symptoms of salmonella such as diarrhea, a fever higher than 102 degrees, vomiting, dehydration, dry mouth and throat, or dizziness should contact a health care provider right away.