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Sushi Salmonella Lawsuit

Sushi Salmonella Lawsuit

Sushi contaminated with the bacteria Salmonella has been linked to several major outbreaks of food poisoning in recent years.

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

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

UPDATE: Osamu Corp. Tuna Recalled After Sushi Salmonella Outbreak

July 22, 2015 — Osamu Corporation has issued yet another recall for Salmonella-tainted yellowfin tuna used in sushi after health officials in Minnesota reported two illnesses. Click here to read more.

June 9, 2015 — In an update from the CDC, frozen ground tuna products used in sushi have tested positive for Salmonella. A recall has been issued by the importer, Osamu Corporation of Gardena, California. Click here to read more.

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.

Yellowfin Tuna Salmonella Outbreak

April 2012 — The FDA has announced that Moon Marine USA Corporation is voluntarily recalling nearly 59,000 pounds of frozen raw yellowfin tuna. The products  have been linked to a 20-state Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 116 people and caused 12 hospitalizations.

The FDA warned that the contaminated products are often used in spicy tuna rolls, sushi, ceviche, and other foods containing raw tuna. Furthermore, the contaminated lots may lack markings that identify them as contaminated products. This means that restaurants and grocery stores may be unaware that that have contaminated yellowfin tuna.

What is the problem?

Fish do not normally carry the Salmonella bacteria. Instead, sushi becomes contaminated by Salmonella due to improper food handling practices. Because Salmonella grows in fecal matter, raw fish that comes in contact with fecal matter and is then consumed can cause salmonella poisoning.

Normally, cooking foods past a certain temperature will kill Salmonella. The problem is that sushi is not usually cooked before it is served to patrons.

Even if the fish itself is not contaminated, other ingredients in the sushi may become contaminated when a food handler does not wash his or her hands, clean food preparation surfaces thoroughly, or washes food in water contaminated with salmonella. It is also possible for sushi salmonella infection to occur when flies land in fecal matter and then land on the food.

People who have the highest risk of a life-threatening salmonella poisoning include: children under 5 years old, older adults, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems (such as those with cancer or HIV).

What is Salmonella?

The Salmonella bacteria is responsible for tens of thousands of food poisoning cases in the United States every year. The bacteria is commonly found in the intestinal tract of animals and humans, and is present in fetal matter. When fecal matter comes in contact with food that is not cooked or handled properly, the food can become contaminated. When a person eats this food, they can contract salmonellosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella Food 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 Sushi Salmonella Lawsuit?

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

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