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State's Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sushi

Feds confirm source of Salmonella outbreak that's affected five in Connecticut.

State's Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sushi

A tuna product used in dishes such as sushi and sashimi is now linked by federal officials to the salmonella outbreak that's affected five in Connecticut and more than 100 people in 20 states.

No one has died from the outbreak, though 12 have been hospitalized, according to the Associated Press.

The product that FDA officials say caused the outbreak was reportedly labeled as ‘Nakaochi Scrape AA’ or ‘AAA.’ Sold directly to grocery stores and restaurants rather than individuals, nearly 60,000 pounds of the product have been recalled by a California-based company, the AP says.

The product is not available for sale to individual consumers but may have been used to make sushi, sashimi, ceviche and similar dishes available in restaurants and grocery stores. Some of those who became ill said they ate "spicy tuna," the FDA said.

Here’s a table showing what states (plus Washington, D.C.) have been affected and how many individual cases have been reported in each one:

 

Alabama2Arkansas1Connecticut5DC2Florida1Georgia5Illinois10Louisiana2Maryland11Massachusetts8Mississippi1Missouri2New Jersey7New York24North Carolina2Pennsylvania5Rhode Island5South Carolina3Texas3Virginia5Wisconsin12

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