Laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have confirmed that imported Sea Port Scallops (Wild Harvest, Raw Frozen) served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai were contaminated with hepatitis A.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got hepatitis after eating at Genki Sushi, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
August 22, 2016 – The contaminated scallops were produced in the Philippines by De Oro Resources Incorporated and imported by Washington-based Sea Port Products Corporation, according to FOX News.
“I would like to thank our federal partners, the FDA and CDC for their collaboration with our staff throughout this ongoing investigation,” said Hawaii Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler. “The corroboration by the FDA of our data analysis and conclusions provides welcome and critical evidence for our continuing investigative work.”
De Oro Resources is the same company that the FDA refused to allow import of a shipment of scallops in April, in what the agency referred to as “filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance or be otherwise unfit for food.”
Koha Oriental Foods had supplied the scallops to Genki Sushi locations in Hawaii. Health officials confirmed that True World Foods did not send the affected products to the restaurants. Inspectors were able to embargo the scallops at a warehouse on Oahu prior to distribution.
The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed at least 206 cases of hepatitis A linked to the outbreak.
Vaccination provides the best protection against hepatitis A, so anybody who may have consumed the contaminated scallops may want to contact their doctor for a vaccine or immune globulin. This may provide protection against hepatitis if administered within 2 weeks of exposure.
Do I Have a Genki Sushi Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Genki Sushi lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hepatitis cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed hepatitis after eating at Genki Sushi, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.