Salmonella outbreak linked to Denver seafood company

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DENVER (KDVR) — A salmonella outbreak that’s sickened dozens of people in 14 states is linked to a Denver seafood company that distributed to Colorado restaurants and supermarkets.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 102 people so far have gotten sick, and 19 of them were hospitalized.

The Salmonella Thompson outbreak is linked to the Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products, Inc., which has temporarily halted production.

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

The seafood was sold at seafood counters in Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts grocery stores in Colorado. The products listed below were recalled, except for the Pacific cod sold through Sprouts.

Of the 102 people sickened by salmonella, the majority were Colorado residents. Of the rest, all but two people reported traveling to Colorado in the week before they got sick.

They ranged in age from infancy to 85 years old.

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
  • Bone-in trout
  • Grouper
  • Red snapper
  • Red Rock cod
  • Ocean perch
  • Pacific cod
  • Halibut
  • Coho salmon
  • Atlantic salmon portions
  • Lane snapper
  • Tilapia
  • All-natural salmon
  • Fillet
  • Pacific sole
  • Farm-raised striped bass

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)
  • Grand (1)
  • Jefferson (6)
  • Larimer (13)
  • Pitkin (4)
  • Summit (1)
  • Weld (6)

People in another 14 states also got sick.

A multistate salmonella outbreak is linked to a Denver seafood company, and people in these states have been sickened.
(Credit: CDC)

The CDC urges anyone experiencing the following symptoms to contact a healthcare provider immediately:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
  • Not peeing much
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Feeling dizzy when standing up

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