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Spicy Tuna Roll Salmonella Lawsuit


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Spicy Tuna Roll Salmonella Lawsuit

In the last few years, there have been several outbreaks of Salmonella linked to “spicy tuna” salmon rolls.

What You Can Do & How a Sushi Salmonella Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting sushi induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: “Spicy Tuna” Sushi Linked to 53 Salmonella Infections

May 22, 2015 — Raw tuna in sushi has been linked to at least 53 cases of Salmonella food poisoning in nine states since March. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports at least 53 illnesses in nine states. Ten people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Click here to read more.

States and case counts: Arizona (10), California (31), Illinois (1), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (6), South Dakota (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (1).

Nakaochi Scrape Tuna Products Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

April 2012 — The FDA issued a Press Announcement to report that Moon Marine USA Corporation will be voluntarily recalling almost 59,000 pounds of frozen raw yellowfin tuna. Health officials traced a recent spicy tuna roll salmonella outbreak to Nakaoki Scrape yellowfin tuna products sold by the company.

The contaminated fish has been linked to a 20-state salmonella outbreak, 116 illnesses, and 12 hospitalizations.

The FDA previously warned that most people sickened reported eating spicy tuna rolls, however, other foods that contain raw yellowfin tuna may also cause salmonella poisoning (including sushi). The FDA also warned that the contaminated products likely passed through several distributors, which break down lots into smaller packages, which are then sold to restaurants and grocery stores without any marking information linking them to Moon Marine. Therefore, it is possible that there are still contaminated yellowfin sushi products in stores at this time.

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella food poisoning is an infection of the intestinal tract. It occurs when a bacterium of the salmonella genus is eaten. There are about 12 varieties of salmonella bacterium that can cause illness. Salmonella grows in the intestines of birds, animals, and humans. Salmonella infection typically occurs when feces from humans or animals comes in contact with food products. Salmonella can live on fish, poultry, eggs, meat, water, and other foods. Infections can occur when food workers do not wash their hands after using the bathroom, when foods are washed in water contaminated with fecal matter, or when kitchen surfaces are not cleaned properly in a restaurant.

Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning

  • Repeated diarrhea, which may be bloody
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

Do I have a Spicy Tuna Roll Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting sushi induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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