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Raw Tuna in Sushi Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
May 22, 2015 — Raw tuna in sushi has been linked to at least 53 cases of Salmonella food poisoning in nine states since March, according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Ten people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Click here to read more.
States that have reported cases include: Arizona (10), California (31), Illinois (1), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (6), South Dakota (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (1).
“Spicy Tuna” Roll Salmonella Outbreak
April 2012 —The FDA has announced that Moon Marine USA Corporation will be voluntarily recalling nearly 59,000 pounds of frozen yellowfin tuna products labeled “Nakaochi Scrap AA or AAA” because it may be contaminated by Salmonella.
The products have been linked to an outbreak that has sickened more than 116 people and caused 12 hospitalizations.
The FDA is warning that smaller distributors may have broken down the product into smaller packages with lacks the Moon Marine label. This may make it difficult or impossible for managers at grocery stores or restaurants to identify the contaminated product. The FDA is warning the public to exercise caution when consuming sushi, sashimi, spicy tuna rolls, and any other food product that might contain raw yellowfin tuna.
The FDA has been investigating cases between January 28, 2012 and April 2, 2012. It is possible that the outbreak is linked to six clusters of restaurants in five states, including Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island.
The cases of salmonella food poisoning are spread out over 19 states, which include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacteria that normally grows in the intestines of birds, animals, and humans. When contaminated fecal matter comes in contact with food, Salmonella may be ingested by a human. It causes a serious gastrointestinal illness. There are approximately 12 varieties of salmonella that can cause illness.
The most common way that salmonella causes illness is when food is contaminated by fecal matter. This can occur when food handlers do not wash their hands after using the restroom, when contaminated foods are not cooked thoroughly (such as raw fish), when kitchen surfaces are not disinfected, and more. Raw eggs, poultry, fish, and meat can harbor salmonella. Foods may also become contaminated by water containing salmonella.
Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning
- Repeated diarrhea, which may be bloody
- Abdominal cramps
- Severe abdominal pain
- Irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract
Do I have a Texas Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
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