Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local and federal public health agencies have acknowledged the culprit of a massive foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened at least 116 people. Subsequently, a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation has been identified as the likely source of the rare Salmonella Bareilly infections that have appeared in 20 states. While rare, Salmonella Bareilly is a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. As a result, Moon Marine has initiated a recall of approximately 30 tons of frozen raw yellowfin tuna due to the potential Salmonella Bareilly contamination.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a Salmonella Bareilly infection after consuming Nakaochi Scrape included in the Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna recall, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna Recall Lawsuit Overview
Moon Marine USA Corporation, otherwise known as MMI, operates out of Cupertino, California. Their particular mode of operation centers around the distribution of seafood products to retail stores and restaurants. However, the popular seafood distributer has recently been associated with a massive 20-state Salmonella Bareilly outbreak that is responsible for sickening at least 116 people, 12 of which have been admitted to a hospital.
According to both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), frozen raw yellowfin tuna products, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation are the likely source of the recent Salmonella Bareilly infection outbreak. Nakaochi Scrape is tuna backmeat that is scraped from the bones of tuna and resembles that of raw ground tuna. This raw fish has several applications, the most popular of which are sushi, sashimi and ceviche.
The contaminated yellowfin tuna is associated with an outbreak of 116 cases of Salmonella Bareilly in multiple states: Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Connecticut (5), District of Columbia (2), Florida (1), 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).
In response to the outbreak of this potentially fatal pathogen, Moon Marine USA Corporation is voluntarily recalling 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. The original product packages carry the Moon Marine or MMI name and are labeled Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. However, these boxes may have been broken into smaller lots for resale. Individual groceries, restaurants, or consumers may not be able to tell whether the product came from the recalled lots. If you think you may have become ill after eating raw tuna from Moon Marine, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering by filing a Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna recall lawsuit.
Salmonella Bareilly Infection
People who become ill from salmonella-contaminated food usually experience severe bouts of diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 hours to three days after eating the tainted item. Illness usually lasts four to seven days. Fortunately, salmonella food poisoning has a tendency to treat itself without severe complications. However, if symptoms are particularly severe, a person may need to be hospitalized. In some of these cases, the salmonella bacteria escape the gut and enter the bloodstream. Such infections can be fatal without antibiotic treatment.
Infants, older adults, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems are at particular risk of severe salmonella infection. If you think you may have become ill after eating raw tuna from Moon Marine, contact a lawyer at The Senators (ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation to see if you qualify for a Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna recall lawsuit.
Do I Have a Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna Recall Lawsuit?
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Again, If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a Salmonella Bareilly infection after consuming Nakaochi Scrape included in the Moon Marine Yellowfin Tuna recall, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.