California fish processor Moon Marine has voluntarily recalled 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna used in sushi and sashimi after it was linked to a "multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly," the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday evening.
The government said an outbreak of salmonella sickened more than 100 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
The Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that 116 illnesses have been reported, including 12 people who have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., also known as MMI, is voluntarily recalling the fish labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA when it was sold to grocery stores and restaurants and is scraped off the fish bones and looks like a ground product.
It is used most commonly in spicy tuna rolls, the Chicago Tribune reported.
As of Friday, illness had been reported these states and the District of Columbia: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Florida (1), As Georgia (5), Illinois (10), Louisiana (2), Maryland (11), Massachusetts (8), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), New Jersey (7), New York (24), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (5), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (12).
The FDA said there is likely a 30-day lag between when people become sick and when cases are reported to health officials.
Consumers who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated raw Nakaochi Scrape should consult their physicians, the FDA said.
This article includes reporting by The Associated Press.
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