An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning linked to sushi containing raw tuna has sickened at least 53 people in 9 states.
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Update: California Firm Recalls Tuna Loin for Salmonella Contamination
October 20, 2017 – Culver City-based Relish Foods, Inc. is recalling Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins over potential contamination with salmonella bacteria. Affected products were distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona from August 15, 2017 to September 25, 2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Tuna in Sushi
Most of the salmonella poisoning illnesses associated with the outbreak — 31 cases from 6 counties — were in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Illnesses have also been reported Arizona (10 cases), New Mexico (6 cases), and one case each in Illinois, Mississippi, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
To date, 10 people (22%) have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. Illness onset dates range from March 5 to May 3, 2015. Those sickened range in age from younger than 1 to 83, with a median age of 31, and 47% are female.
The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who were sickened (94%) reported eating sushi containing raw tuna in the week before becoming ill.
“At this time, a common brand or supplier of raw tuna linked to illnesses has not been identified, and there are no specific steps for restaurants, retailers, or consumers to take to protect their customers or themselves,” CDC said.
The strain of salmonella associated with this outbreak is known as Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+). Symptoms of illness caused by this bacterium include:
- Abdominal pain 12-72 hours after exposure
Salmonella poisoning infections usually resolve within a week, and most do not require treatment other than oral fluids. Those with severe diarrhea, however, may require treatment with intravenous (IV) fluids. If the bacteria spreads from the intestines into the blood, healthcare providers can treat it with antibiotics.
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