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New Hepatitis A cases likely in Hawaii despite scallop embargo

Hawaii health officials are asking for continued federal help with their investigation of a Hepatitis A outbreak traced to frozen, imported scallops served by Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai. Questions about possible wider distribution of the scallops were resolved late Tuesday when Department of Health (DOH) officials confirmed Honolulu-based distributor True World Foods… Continue Reading

Scallops at sushi restaurants blamed in Hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as the probable cause of an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak. All of the restaurant locations on Oahu and Kauai have been closed at the order of the Hawaii State Department of Health, according to a statement issued Monday evening. Additional… Continue Reading

Investigation Over Into Outbreak Linked to Recalled Frozen Tuna

The investigation into a Salmonella outbreak which sickened at least 65 people from 11 states and hospitalized 11 of them is now over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC noted, however, that the recalled frozen tuna linked to the outbreak has a long shelf life and may still be in freezers. “Restaurants and… Continue Reading

Importer Recalls Raw, Frozen Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks

Osamu Corporation of Gardena, CA, is recalling Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat (Lot #68568) sold to AFC Corporation of Rancho Dominquez, CA, and sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia. The company took this action because officials with the Minnesota Department of Health found that samples of this product from one retail location in Minnesota… Continue Reading

New York City to Require Freezing Fish Before Serving It Raw

Beginning in August, New York City will require that fish served raw in restaurants be frozen before serving, according to The New York Times. For purist diners of sushi and sashimi who may take offense at the idea of their fresh catch coming from a freezer, the new food safety law is meant to ensure… Continue Reading

Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi Now Total 53 People in 9 States

According to updates posted Thursday by both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are now 53 people in 9 states infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+). Ten of those sickened have been hospitalized, and no deaths have… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Has Sickened 50 People in 9 States

Raw tuna sushi could be the source

At least 50 people in the southwestern U.S. have been sickened with a rare strain of Salmonella that has been associated with consumption of raw tuna sushi in several states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC said Monday that the agency is working with public health officials in nine states to… Continue Reading

Arizona Reports Nine-Case Outbreak From Rare Strain of Salmonella

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare strain of Salmonella paratypi which officials say is associated with raw minced or ground tuna used in sushi. Disease onset for the nine AZ cases was from April 3-16, 2015, and three people have been hospitalized, the county reported on Friday, May 15. “We are early into… Continue Reading

6 New Mexico Salmonella Cases Possibly Linked to Sushi

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the New Mexico Environment Department are investigating a cluster of illness caused by Salmonella Paratyphi. There have been six confirmed cases reported in New Mexico residents, with onsets of illness from April 4 to May 1, 2015. Five individuals reside in… Continue Reading

25 Salmonella Cases Possibly Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi in California

There are 18 confirmed cases of Salmonella Paratyphi in Southern California, including seven in Los Angeles County, four in Orange and Ventura counties, two in Riverside County, and one in Santa Barbara County. Seven other people sickened are from other states but had traveled to the area, according to the Ventura County Public Health Department. Five have… Continue Reading