Make Our Food Safe
04/16/2012

"Sushi-linked salmonella outbreak reaches 20 states, yellowfin tuna recalled"

CBS News | Ryan Jaslow

"(CBS News) Yellowfin tuna has been flagged as the culprit associated with a 20-state salmonella outbreak that has sickened 116 people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The agency announced Moon Marine USA Corporation of Cupertino, Calif., will voluntarily recall nearly 59,000 pounds of a frozen yellowfin tuna product called 'Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA.' The product is tuna "backmeat" scraped from the bones to look like a ground product, and is not sold to customers directly in stores.

The product however is sold to restaurants and grocery store chains around the country to make sushi, sashimi, cerviche, and other raw fish-dishes. Out of the 116 people who have been sickened, 12 have been hospitalized and nobody has died..."

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