Minnesota salmonella cases linked to raw tuna

by Sarah Thamer

The Minnesota Department of Health reports two Minnesota residents were sickened with salmonellosis. The disease is linked to frozen raw tuna. The Minnesota residents are adults in their 30s who became ill on June 21 and June 30. Neither of them were hospitalized. As part of a national salmonella outbreak, both cases were linked to tuna bought at grocery stories and workplace cafeterias. “The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in sealed bags of frozen raw tuna from the lot used to make the spicy tuna rolls eaten by one of the patients,” reports Food Poisoning Bulletin. The tuna was distributed by Osamu Corporation of Gardena, California. An increased inspection of foreign food sites is being called for. According to the CDC, “As of June 4, 2015, a total of 53 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella”. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps, vomiting, fever, and nausea. Symptoms begin 12 to 72 hours after exposure.