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Noelle Gray
The Detroit News

Avanti Frozen Foods expanded a recall on frozen cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp distributed nationwide because of possible salmonella contamination after reports of illnesses, including two from Michigan. 

The recall is for products imported to the U.S. between November 2020 to May 2021 and is being conducted "with an abundance of caution," the company said.

Avanti Frozen Foods of India's earlier recall  had an import date of late December 2020 to February 2021, according to the Food and Drug Administration. 

Brand names include Censea, Hannaford, Open Acres, Waterfront Bistro, Honest Catch, COS, 365 and Meijer. 

The products being recalled are the following: 

Shrimp items that are part of the recall.

There have been six reports of salmonella-related illnesses associated with the products. Two were reported in Michigan. 

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. 

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund. 

Get more details here.