Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat, produced by Osamu Corporation, has caused two people to become sickened by Salmonella. The tuna was imported from Indonesia and was sold to AFC Corporation. AFC Corporation then distributed the fish to grocery stores and sushi counters nationwide. This shipping took place between May 20 and May 26, 2015. The product shipped with a lot number of 68568. Two people in Minnesota then reported symptoms of Salmonella poisoning after eating sushi containing the tuna. Testing of the victims as well as samples of the tuna revealed matching strains of Salmonella. Since then, AFC has pulled all products containing the fish and has destroyed any products not yet shipped.
If anyone is concerned about whether or not they have purchased contaminated sushi, the FDA recommends that you contact the business where the fish was purchased and inquire where the fish came from. Osamu Corporation has said that it does not believe that any contaminated product is currently for sale.
Salmonella poisoning is the second most common form of food poisoning in the United States. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning appear 8 to 72 hours after infection and include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Most of the time, someone with Salmonella poisoning will recover within a week and without medical attention. However, if the illness worsens, it is important to contact a medical professional.