Tuna Sushi Salmonella Outbreak Grows to 100

Attorney Fred Pritzker Email Fred Pritzker

The tuna sushi Salmonella Bareilly outbreak has grown to 100 confirmed cases in 19 states and the District of Columbia:

Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (9), Louisiana (2), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (4), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (7), New York (23), North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island (4), South Carolina (3), Texas (3), Virginia (5), and Wisconsin (9).

 

Although the investigation of the outbreak has not conclusively identified a food source, a statistically significant number of people sickened in this outbreak ate raw tuna sushi, sashimi or a similar product prior to the onset of Salmonella symptoms. Restaurants selling these products are being investigated, and traceback investigations to determine where the contamination happened are ongoing.

Raw tuna (ahi tuna) has been the source of past Salmonella outbreaks, including 2 multistate outbreaks, one in 2010 and the other in 2007-2008.  Both outbreaks involved previously frozen, internationally imported raw ahi tuna.

There are very few sources of sushi-quality tuna, so we are hoping that the source of the outbreak is found and prevention measures will be implemented.

Every victim of this Salmonella Bareilly outbreak has the legal right to pursue compensation from responsible parties. At this point, for most victims the restaurant where the sushi or sashimi was purchased is the responsible party. Our Salmonella lawyers are available for a free consultation regarding a lawsuit against a restaurant, the raw tuna supplier and others. For a free consultation click here.

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