Frozen Shrimp Recall 2020: List of Products Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

A nationwide producer of frozen shrimp has issued a recall for several of its products over fears they have been contaminated with salmonella.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Kader Exports is recalling various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1lb, 1.5lb, and 2lb bags distributed from late February 2020 to Mid-May 2020.

The brand names of the products affected by the recall are Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Kirkland, Tops, Unistar, and Wellsley Farms.

Customers who have bought the frozen bags of shrimp with the named codes are being urged to throw them away or return them for a full refund.

The outbreak was found after cooked shrimp imported by Kader Exports was tested by the FDA. All products tested for salmonella were destroyed by Kader Exports and preventive steps were taken.

The FDA said there have been no reports of any illnesses to date associated with the shrimp.

In most cases, a person who has been exposed to salmonella bacteria will experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts around four to seven days, and in some cases requires hospital treatment.

Children under five, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer extreme infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26,500 people are hospitalized each year after getting exposed to salmonella. Around 420 people die in the U.S. every year as a result of getting infected.

Full list of recalled frozen shrimp products:

Product DescriptionCODE
AQUA STAR RESERVE Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 26/30 shrimp per pound, NET WT 1lbs03467 0035 02, 03467 0036 02 & 03467 0037 02
AQUA STAR RESERVE Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 31/40 shrimp per pound, NET WT 1lbs03467 0035 02, 03467 0036 02 & 03467 0037 02
CENSEA Cooked, Tail Off, Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, 31/40 shrimps per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g26 0 007 D, 26 0 008 D & 26 0 009 D
CENSEA Cooked, Tail Off, Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, 41/50 shrimps per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g26 0 008 D
CENSEA Cooked, Tail Off, Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, 61/70 shrimps per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g26 0 009 D
FRESH MARKET Cocktail Shrimp, Fully Cooked, Tail on, Peeled and Deveined, 26/30 shrimp per pound, NET WT 24Oz, 1.5lbs, 680g91H/29YD/AP-0007151/001, 91H/30YD/AP-0002092/001 & 91H/31YD/AP-0048718/001
KIRKLAND Signature Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 31/40 shrimp per pound, NET WT 2lbs, 908g02920 31122, 00230 31122 & 00330 31122
KIRKLAND Signature Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, Shrimps, 21/25 shrimp per pound, NET WT 2lbs, 908g00820 31122, 00920 31122, 01020 31122 & 01120 31122
KIRKLAND Signature Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-off, 50/70 shrimps per pound, NET WT 2lbs, 908g01410 31122, 01510 31122, 01610 31122 & 01710 31122
KIRKLAND Signature Cooked, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, Shrimps 31/40, NET WT 32 Oz, 2lbs, 908g11829 31122, 11929 31122, 12029 31122, 12129 31122 & 00710 31122
UNISTAR White Shrimp Cooked 16/20 shrimp per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g01-12-2020
UNISTAR White Shrimp Cooked 21/25 shrimp per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g01-11-2020
UNISTAR White Shrimp Cooked 26/30 shrimp per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g01-10-2020 & '01-11-2020
UNISTAR White Shrimp- Cooked, 26/30 shrimps per pound NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g01-11-2020 & '01-12-2020
UNISTAR White Shrimp- Cooked, 20/40 shrimps per pound NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g12-19-2019
UNISTAR White Shrimp-Cooked, 40/60 shrimps per pound NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g12-20-2019
UNISTAR White Shrimp- Cooked, 60/80 shrimps per pound NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g12-19-2019, 12-20-2019 & 12-21-2019
UNISTAR White Shrimp- Cooked, 80/120 shrimps per pound NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 908g12-19-2019 & '12-21-2019
TOPS Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Cleaned, Tail-on, COLOSSAL16/20 shrimp per pound, NET WT 16Oz,1lbs, 454g.91H/24YD/AP-027193/001
TOPS Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Cleaned, Tail-on, Extra Large 31/40 shrimp per pound, NET WT 16Oz,1lbs, 454g.91H/26YD/AP-0011369/001
TOPS Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Cleaned, Tail-on, Large 51/60 shrimp per pound, NET WT 16Oz,1lbs, 454g.91H/24YD/AP-027193/001 & 91H/26YD/AP-0011369/001
WELLSLEY FARMS Extra Large Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 31/40 shrimps per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 907g91H/18RN/AP-006327/001, 91H/19RN/AP-004552/002 & 91H/20RN/AP-0022178/002
WELLSLEY FARMS Extra Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 21/25 shrimp per pound, NET WT 24Oz,1.5lbs, 680g91H/26YD/AP-006327/001
WELLSLEY FARMS Extra Large Cooked Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined, Tail-on, 31/40 shrimps per pound, NET WT 32Oz, 2lbs, 907g91H/27YD/AP-0000783/002
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Frozen shrimp for sale at the new Whole Foods Market in Chevy Chase, Maryland. A nationwide producer of frozen shrimp has issued a recall over fears they have been contaminated with salmonella. Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis/Getty