Osamu Corporation is recalling all of its frozen tuna sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia that is linked to a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health investigators found the outbreak strain of Salmonella in unopened packages of the product. The recalled tuna includes loin, saku, chunk, slice, and ground market forms.
This tuna was sold in bulk packaging to distributors who then sold it to sushi restaurants and grocery stores that made packaged sushi rolls for customers to purchase and take home. The tuna was sold throughout the country from May 9, 2014 to July 9, 2015 with all sequential four digit Purchase Order Numbers 8563 through 8599.
Consumers who are concerned about whether or not they purchased this product should check with the restaurant or store they frequent. That store should be able to determine if the recalled product was used to make sushi. Osamu does not think that the recalled product or sushi made with the recalled product is currently available for purchase by consumers.
If you ate sushi rolls made with raw tuna in the past 14 months and have experienced the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that may be bloody, see your doctor.
Two people in Minnesota are sick with Salmonella infections that are linked to the recalled product. There are 60 other people in eleven states that are ill with the same infection, but there is no definitive word on whether or not all of those illnesses are attributed to Osamu tuna.