SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana health officials are investigating whether a South Bend man's recent death may be linked to recalled shrimp.
WSBT-TV reports the St. Joseph County Health Department was alerted Feb. 17 by Memorial Hospital in South Bend that it had a patient battling a type of bacteria found naturally in shrimp and other seafood.
Health officials determined the man had eaten Harvest of the Sea brand shrimp recently recalled from Martin's Super Markets. Testing on a 16-ounce bag of the same brand of raw and peeled shrimp found in his freezer showed it contained the same bacteria.
Officials say the shrimp the man ate may have been improperly prepared.
County health officer Dr. Thomas Felger said the man had another illness that made him more susceptible to the bacteria.