Tuna Used In Sushi Being Recalled Across Nation Due To Salmonella

The Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., also known as MMI, is recalling 58,828 pound of yellowfin tuna used by sushi restaurants across the country following an FDA report showing there has been an outbreak of salmonella in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

The potentially contaminated fish is used in sushi and sashimi dishes at sushi restaurants and grocery stores and was sold under the label Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA, though tracking it down has been difficult due to the number of middlemen and distributors involved.

As of Friday, illness had been reported these states and the District of Columbia: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Florida (1), As Georgia (5), Illinois (10), Louisiana (2), Maryland (11), Massachusetts (8), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), New Jersey (7), New York (24), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (5), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (12).

Diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 are the most common symptoms and id deadly to some people.

Consumer are being urged to ask where the tuna came from before eating it.

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