Salmonella outbreak in frozen tuna sickens 62 people across 11 states

A salmonella outbreak in frozen tuna has sickened 62 people in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. (Shutterstock)

A recent salmonella outbreak in frozen tuna has sickened at least 62 across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recalls were announced Tuesday as a result of the outbreak.

Since the outbreak was initially announced in May, people in 11 states have reported being sickened, the CDC reported. California had the highest number of cases with 34. Of those sickened, 11 have been hospitalized.

This map highlights the states affected by the salmonella outbreak as of July 20. Click on the map to view an enlarged version on the CDC site.

The Osamu Corporation issued a recall Tuesday for all frozen tuna sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the U.S. between May 9 and July 9. This includes loin, saku, chunk, slice and ground market forms. Look for purchase numbers 8563 or 8599 on the box. There was also a recall on one lot of frozen yellowfin tuna chunk meat, number 68568, sold May 20-26.

People who have consumed contaminated tuna may experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. If you believe you have been sickened, you should contact your healthcare provider. Groups at higher risk include people younger than age 5, people over 65 and pregnant women.

The company believes that the affected tuna is no longer available for purchase, according to a release on the Food and Drug Administration website.
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