December 4, 2016

Raw Scraped Nakaochi Tuna Salmonella Outbreak Final Update

Today the CDC announced that the outbreak of Salmonella Nchanga and Salmonella Bareilly linked to raw scraped tuna imported by Moon Marine USA appears to be over. A total of 425 people in 28 states and the District of Columbia were sickened by the product, which was produced in, and imported from, India. Moon Fishery Pvt. Ltd. in India was the manufacturer of the frozen yellowfin tuna Nakaochi Scrape linked to the outbreak. Several state and federal labs found that the product was contaminated with both of the outbreak strains of Salmonella. A total of 410 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly, and a total of 15 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Nchanga. Fifty five people were hospitalized, and there were no deaths. Although the … [Read more...]

Raw Scraped Tuna Salmonella Outbreak Grows Again; 390 Now Ill

According to the CDC, the Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga outbreak linked to raw scraped tuna has grown again. Now 390 people in 27 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened by the contaminated product; that's an increase of 74 new cases from the last update in May. Kansas is now part of the outbreak. Forty-seven people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. A raw tuna product called Nakaochi Scrape imported by Moon Marine USA Corporation was recalled as the source of this outbreak. Lab tests conducted by public health laboratories in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin have isolated the outbreak strains of Salmonella from 95% of the samples taken from intact packages of that product. And in April 2012, the FDA … [Read more...]

Raw Tuna Salmonella Bareilly and Nchanga Outbreak Updated: 316 Sickened

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just updated the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly (304 people) and Salmonella Nchanga (12 people) infections linked to a raw scraped tuna product imported by Moon Marine USA Corporation. That product, called Nakaochi scrape, was used to make sushi such as spicy tuna rolls sold at restaurants and grocery stores around the country. The tuna was produced at Moon Fishery in India, a facility that was recently inspected and found in violation of safety laws by the FDA. Moon Fishery recently recalled raw tuna strips for possible Salmonella contamination. As of May 17, 2012, a total of 316 people are ill in 26 states and the District of Columbia. There have been 37 hospitalizations and no deaths. The new states included in the … [Read more...]

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