The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Thompson that has sickened 102 people in 14 states.
On Oct. 8, the CDC said the cases were linked to seafood manufactured or processed by Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products. As of Oct. 8, the company had temporarily shut down production and was recalling a number of products.
According to the CDC, the majority of sick people are either Colorado residents or reported traveling to Colorado during the week before they got sick.
Northeast Seafood Products, has recalled a number of seafood products, including 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, and farm raised striped bass.
The products were sold to restaurants and Albertsons, Safeway and Sprouts supermarkets in Colorado. The Pacific cod sold through Sprouts is not being recalled.
The recall is the result of several positive samples revealed during an FDA inspection, said Northeast Seafood Products in a statement.
"FDA and CDC have informed us that these positive samples are linked to an outbreak of Salmonella illness," said the company.
"The production area of our facility has been temporarily shut down until such time as the FDA and the company determine that the problem has been corrected."
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled seafood, warned the CDC.
The FDA is recommending that anyone who might have purchased or received recalled product, check their refrigerators and freezers and throw away recalled product.