DENVER (KDVR) – A salmonella outbreak that has contracted dozens of people in 14 states has been linked to a Denver fish company that sold to Colorado restaurants and supermarkets.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 102 people have become ill so far, 19 of whom have been hospitalized.
The Salmonella Thompson outbreak is related to Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products, Inc., which has temporarily ceased production.
Salmonella is recalling from several Colorado grocers
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company was distributing products to restaurants and grocery stores in Colorado from May to October 7th.
The seafood was sold at seafood counters in Albertsons, Safeway, and Sprouts, Colorado. The products listed below have been recalled with the exception of Pacific cod sold through Sprouts.
Of the 102 people who contracted salmonella, most of them were Colorado residents. Of the others, all but two reported traveling to Colorado the week before they fell ill.
Their ages ranged from infancy to 85 years of age.
The CDC advises anyone who has recalled products at home to throw them away and wash surfaces or containers that they may have touched.
- Trout on the bone
- Red snapper
- Red rock cod
- Pacific cod
- Coho salmon
- Atlantic salmon portions
- Track snapper
- Natural salmon
- Pacific sole
- Farm-drawn striped bass
Salmonella outbreak affected 14 counties in Colorado
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)
- Broom field (3)
- Denver (19)
- Douglas (7)
- Eagle (3)
- El Paso (2)
- Large (1)
- Jefferson (6)
- Larimer (13)
- Along (4)
- Summit (1)
- Welding (6)
People also fell ill in 14 other states.
The CDC urges anyone who experiences the following symptoms to see a doctor immediately:
- Diarrhea and fever over 102 ° F
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days that does not get better
- Bloody diarrhea
- So much vomiting that you can’t hold any fluids on you
- Signs of dehydration, such as:
- Not peeing a lot
- Dry mouth and throat
- Dizziness when standing up
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