LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of frozen shrimp products Wednesday over salmonella concerns, including Kirkland brand products sold at Costco.
Kader Exports is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp sold in 1lb, 1.5lb., and 2lb. retail bags.
The product has been distributed nationwide from late February 2020 to mid-May 2020 because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
The brand names of the products listed in the recall are Aqua Star Reserve, Censea, Fresh Market, Kirkland, Tops, Unistar and Wellsley Farms.
The product was been distributed nationwide from late February 2020 to Mid-May 2020.
A full list of the recalled products can be found here.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.