Call it the pink slime of the sea: Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA, which is yellowfin tuna that "is scraped off the fish bones and looks like a ground product," has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 100 people across 20 states. According to the CDC, there have been seven "cluster" outbreaks, which is when two or more unrelated people report getting sick from the same restaurant/grocery store, across five states: Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin. The California company that makes the product has voluntarily recalled the fish, which was sold to restaurants and grocery stores for use in sushi, mostly spicy tuna rolls.
Oh, and certain types of bagged lettuce are on board the salmonella train, too. Well, that's what you get for trying to be all "healthy" by eating salads and fish. Here's a news report on the tuna scare:
Video: Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
· Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product [CDC]
· Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 20 States [AP]
· Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak [YouTube]
· Dole 'Seven Lettuces' Bagged Salad Recalled by Company [Chicago Tribune]