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Salmonella in Sushi Causes Outbreak Among 390 in 27 States; 47 Hospitalized

Salmonella in Sushi Causes Outbreak Among 390 in 27 States; 47 HospitalizedAt least 425 Salmonella Bareilly or Salmonella Nchanga infections were counted among residents of 28 states and the District of Columbia between January and July of 2012.

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Marler Clark Attorneys Representing Victims of Sushi Salmonella Outbreak

The Marler Clark attorneys filed a sushi Salmonella lawsuit on behalf of an Oregon man on May 4, 2012. 

When the Salmonella outbreak was first announced, the CDC and FDA suspected sushi to be the source of the Salmonella outbreak.  On April 13, 2012, the CDC announced that a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation, is the source of the Salmonella outbreak.  According to the CDC, information indicates that the Salmonella-contaminated yellowfin tuna product came from a single tuna processing facility in India.

Marler Clark attorney Bill Marler called on Moon Marine USA to release its distribution list on June 22.  Marler noted that nearly 6 months had passed since the Salmonella outbreak traced to sushi began, and that consumers and restaurants were still unaware of the potential danger posed by Salmonella-contaminated yellowfin tuna that could still be on the market.

The FDA, CDC, and state and local health departments pinpointed the Salmonella-contaminated yellowfin tuna as the source of the Salmonella outbreak after months of investigation and an analysis of several ingredients used to make sushi.  Spicy tuna rolls were a common food eaten by Salmonella outbreak victims, as was yellowfin sushi or ceviche. 

Salmonella Bareilly & Nichanga case count

According to the CDC, a total of 425 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (410 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (15 persons) were reported from 28 states and the District of Columbia. 55 ill persons were hospitalized, and no deaths were reported.

Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated sushi and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.  The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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