Monday, April 16, 2012

Sushi-linked salmonella outbreak reaches 20 states

Yellowfin tuna has been flagged as the source of a  20-state salmonella outbreak that has sickened 116 people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The agency announced Moon Marine USA Corporation of Cupertino, Calif., will voluntarily recall nearly 59,000 pounds of a frozen yellowfin tuna product called "Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA." The product is tuna "backmeat" scraped from the bones to look like a ground product, and is not sold to customers directly in stores.