Salmonella risk prompts recall of Censea shrimp product

Photo: Censea, Inc.
Photo: Censea, Inc.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Censea, Inc. is recalling one of its shrimp products because it may be contaminated with salmonella, the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday.

According to health officials, the company issued the recall of its A-PAC 8/12 count Headless Shell-on Black Tiger Shrimp out of an abundance of caution after the Arizona Department of Health Services detected the presence of salmonella during routine testing.

The product was distributed to restaurants and stores in several states, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. They were sold in frozen 6×4 pound blocks with a date code of 36009V

The health department said it’s reaching out to retailers and restaurants to make sure they’re aware of the recall.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems, according to health officials. Healthy individuals who contract salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

There have been no illnesses reported to date.

Anyone who purchased the product should discard it immediately and contact Censea for a full refund at 888-312-5995 or at aaron@censea.com.

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