Colorado salmonella outbreak linked to Denver seafood company; grocery stores affected

DENVER (KDVR) – A salmonella outbreak that has infected dozens of people in 14 states is linked to a fishing company in Denver that distributes to restaurants and supermarkets in Colorado.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 102 people have so far become ill, and 19 of them were hospitalized.

The Salmonella Thompson eruption is affiliated with Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products, Inc., which has temporarily halted production.

Salmonella is causing recall at several merchants in Colorado

The company distributed products to restaurants and grocery stores in Colorado from May to October 7, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The seafood was sold at seafood in Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts grocery stores in Colorado. The products listed below were recalled, with the exception of the Pacific cod sold via Sprouts.

Of the 102 people who fell ill with salmonella, the majority were Colorado residents. Of the rest, all but two reported that they traveled to Colorado the week before they became ill.

They ranged in age from infant to 85 years.

Recalled products

The CDC advises anyone who has recalled products at home to throw them away and wash surfaces or containers that may have touched them.

  • Haddock
  • Monkfish
  • Boneless trout
  • Grouper
  • red snapper
  • Red Rock cod
  • Sea bass
  • Pacific cod
  • Halibut
  • Coho salmon
  • Portions of Atlantic salmon
  • Lane snapper
  • Tilapia
  • All natural salmon
  • Filet
  • Pacific sole
  • Farm-raised striped bass

14 Colorado counties affected in salmonella outbreaks

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 82 cases have been reported in the following counties:

  • Adams (3)
  • Arapahoe (6)
  • Boulder (8)
  • Broomfield (3)
  • Denver (19)
  • Douglas (7)
  • Eagle (3)
  • El Paso (2)
  • Large (1)
  • Jefferson (6)
  • Larimer (13)
  • Along (4)
  • Summit (1)
  • Welding (6)

People in another 14 states also became ill.

A multistate salmonella outbreak is linked to a Denver shellfish company, and people in those states have become ill. (Credit: CDC)

Salmonella symptoms

The CDC urges everyone who experiences it following symptoms contact a doctor immediately:

  • Diarrhea and fever higher than 102 ° F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that does not improve
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you can not hold fluids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
  • Not tipping much
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Dizziness when standing up


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