82 Salmonella Cases in Colorado Linked To Seafood is just the tip of the iceberg. Almost all illnesses linked to travel in Colorado and consumption of Northeast Seafood Products frozen seafood items, dating back nearly five months. Freezing does not kill salmonella!
On the 8th of September 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert, announcing a Salmonella outbreak linked to Coloradoan seafood products. As of September 10th 2021, 82 individuals have contracted Salmonella and 19 have been hospitalized due to consumption of the Denver-based Northeast Seafood Inc.’s products.
Through October 7th, Northeast Seafood Products were distributed to both grocery stores and restaurants, as well as Colorado grocery stores, such as Sprouts, Albertsons, and Safeway. The following Northeast Seafood Product’s affected items were sold fresh but may have been frozen by secondary consumers and businesses. Types of Salmonella-bearing Northeast Seafood products include Farm-Raised Striped Bass, Tilapia, Lane Snapper, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Red Rock Cod, Ocean Perch, Bone-In Trout, Grouper, Red Snapper, All-Natural Salmon Filet, Haddock and Monkfish. Customers who have purchased the afore-mentioned Northeast Seafood Products are encouraged to dispose of them properly or return at the location of purchase for a full refund. If consumers aren’t sure of the location at which their Northeast Seafood Products were purchased, the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) still strongly encourages the disposal of the seafood products.
As one National Food Poisoning Lawyer, Ron Simon, has stated “It is important that victims in an outbreak seek medical attention, as Salmonella can be very dangerous and have long-term side effects in some people. Salmonella infection is usually diagnosed by a positive culture from a stool sample of the infected person. In more severe illnesses, Salmonella bacteria can sometimes be detected in a contaminated person’s blood as well.” Individuals experiencing symptoms such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea or fevers are strongly encouraged to contact their healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Denver, Coloradoan Public health officials and the Northeast Seafood Products Inc. are working closely with the CDC to prevent the spread of any more Salmonella cases due to the afore-mentioned seafood products.