There is a frozen shrimp recall at Costco, BJ's and other retailers.

According to a story from WHDH, Kadar Exports is recalling frozen shrimp that is sold in 1lb, 1.5lb and 2lb packages that were distributed nationwide from late February to mid-May 2020 because of a possible Salmonella outbreak.  The brand names are:

  • Aqua Star Reserve
  • Censea
  • Fresh Market
  • Kirkland
  • Tops
  • Unistar
  • Wellsley Farms

The report states there have been no reports of any illness associated with the products of the recall.

If you have purchased these products, you are asked to return them to the store for a full refund.

According to the Mayo Clinic website, here is the definition of salmonella infection:

Salmonella infection is usually caused by eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs or egg products. The incubation period ranges from several hours to two days. Most salmonella infections can be classified as stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Possible signs and symptoms include:  Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache and blood in the stool.

Eyoo.  Not fun!

I don't know about you, but every time I hear about one of these outbreaks, I always err on the side of caution and throw out any product that I might have even if I didn't buy it until June or July, which is out of the dates provided here.  I figure it's better to be safe than sorry.  Who wants abdominal cramps and blood in their stool.  NO ONE.

I remember once when a piece of cardboard was found in the ready made chicken salad I bought at a particular store.  They gave me 3x the amount that I paid for it!