CenSea Inc of Northbrook, IL is recalling Central Seafoods IQF (individual quick freezing) whole octopus after product tested positive for Salmonella.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on Sept. 1, 2023, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Illinois.

Recalled product:

Central Seafoods 30# case of IQF whole octopus. 

  • Three item codes: GTIN numbers depending on size of individual octopus: Item 10400: 2-4 pound whole octopus, GTIN 1 00 70041 20007 0. Item 10432: 4-6 pound whole octopus, GTIN 1 00 70041 20008 7. Item 10460: 6-8 pound whole octopus, GTIN 1 00 70041 20009 4.
  • Product Quantity: 281 cases
  • Code Information: Lot# 22306314

Anyone who purchased the recalled products should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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