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Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak in 20 states

Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak in 20 states

By Matt Montgomery & The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 9, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr 13, 2012

MILWAUKEE- The government says a yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi sold at restaurants and grocery stores has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Associated Press.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that 14 people in southeast Wisconsin have been infected with Salmonella Bareilly.  Five more cases of a salmonella Bareilly strain - responsible for a multistate outbreak of illness in the past six weeks - have been reported in Wisconsin.

The latest totals have six people in Milwaukee County, seven in Waukesha County and one in Washington County infected with Salmonella.

According to the latest CDC data, 116 people from 20 different states have been infected with Salmonella.

Moon Marine USA Corp. of Cupertino, Calif, also known as MMI, is voluntarily recalling 58,828 pounds of frozen raw yellowfin tuna.  It was 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.