December 3, 2016

Osamu Recalls Frozen Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

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 … [Read more...]

New Salmonella Strain Sickens 25 in Tuna Sushi Outbreak

A never-before-seen strain of Salmonella in raw tuna has sickened at least 25 people, 18 of whom are from California. The outbreak strain, Salmonella (Paratyphi B var. L(+) tartrate + (Java), pattern JKXX01.1495), had never been seen in animals or humans before March 2015, according to Ventura County Public Health. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea that can be bloody. Health officials urge anyone who develops these symptoms after eating raw tuna or sushi to see a health care provider and mention possible exposure. The 18 California cases are from five counties: seven from Los Angeles County, four from Orange County,  four from Ventura County, two from Riverside County, and one  in Santa Barbara County. The seven cases outside the state … [Read more...]

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