Tuna used in sushi recalled due to possible Salmonella

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Sushi from yellowfin, or maguro, tuna lies on a customer's plate. This type of tuna distributed by a California company is being recalled after two customers were sickened by Salmonella.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Sushi from yellowfin, or maguro, tuna lies on a customer’s plate. This type of tuna distributed by a California company is being recalled after two customers were sickened by Salmonella. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

GARDENA, Calif. — Tuna used to make sushi is being recalled because two customers became sick after eating the fish tainted with Salmonella, officials said Wednesday.

The frozen tuna yellowfin chunk meat was sourced from a plant in Indonesia and sold to AFC Corporation, located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., which then shipped the fish to its nationwide franchises, Osamu Corporation said in a news release. The sushi — marked with lot No. 68568 and shipping to AFC between May 20 and May 26 — was sold in “many different grocery stories” and at sushi counters.

Salmonella was found in a sample of the fish sold at a Minnesota store, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration. Two cases of illness were reported in Minnesota and linked to the contaminated tuna.

Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Most patients recover within a few days but the bacterium can be serious or even deadly for young children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems.

If customers are unsure whether the tuna they’ve bought is affected by the recall, they are told to ask the store to check from which source the store purchased the fish.

Customers who bought the AFC-distributed tuna are urged to return it for a full refund. Questions can be directed to 310-849-8881.