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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

Hawaii Could Follow California by Repealing Glove Law

Cost concerns and general opposition may prompt Hawaii to try and follow California by repealing new state health rules requiring food service workers to use utensils or gloves when preparing sushi or other ready-to-eat foods. The new rules just went into effect July 21 and have already drawn criticism from restaurant managers who say that… Continue Reading

2012 Reader’s Choices: Most Popular Food Safety News Stories

Editor’s Note:  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, it’s time to take a look back at the year.  That’s what we will be doing today and tomorrow. We are going to begin with your choices for 2012, those stories that drew the most readership at Food Safety News.   We are calling these the… Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak from Raw Sushi Tuna Scrape

425 people in 28 states and the District of Columbia have now fallen ill with Salmonella from a recalled tuna product served in sushi and known as Nakaochi scrape. Of those ill, 55 have been hospitalized. In its final outbreak update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the outbreak appears to… Continue Reading