17 Apr '12, 2pm

Sushi 'tuna scrape' blamed for U.S. salmonella outbreak

Sushi 'tuna scrape' blamed for U.S. salmonella outbreak

A ground fish product known as "tuna scrape," imported to the United States from India, was blamed Monday for a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 116 people, U.S. health authorities said. The illnesses are being linked to Nakaochi Scrape, or tuna backmeat, "which is specifically scraped off from the bones, and looks like a ground product," said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . Many of the people who became ill reported eating raw tuna in sushi as "spicy tuna," the FDA said, adding that illnesses had been tracked to 20 states and had caused 12 hospitalizations but no deaths. A Californa-based company, Moon Marine USA Corporation , issued a recall of 58,828 pounds of the frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, which it imported from India, an FDA spokesman told AFP. Tuna scrape is often used for making sushi sold in restaurants and grocery stores, but is not typically ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/sushi-tuna...

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