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Osamu Frozen Ground Tuna 2011

On October 12, Osamu Corporation of Gardena, California, recalled 1,800 cases, lot# 7013, of frozen ground tuna because the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) found decomposition in several samples of the product and also found elevated histamine levels in samples taken from one retail location. The frozen ground tuna had been shipped to three distributors between 08/18/11 to 09/08/11. The three distributors were: AFC Corporation; Red Shell Foods; and Pacific Fresh Fish Company. AFC Corporation and Red Shell Foods have sushi franchises located in grocery stores. Pacific Fresh Fish Company was a cash and carry establishment. As of October 14, three illnesses had been linked to this outbreak; all had eaten sushi purchased at a single location.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • AFC Corporation, Pacific Fresh Fish Company, Red Shell food
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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