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California based company, Osamu Corporation Tuesday recalled it’s Frozen Yellow Fin Tuna Chunk Meat (Lot #68568) sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia due to Salmonella contamination.

The tuna was sold to AFC Corporation of Rancho Dominquez, CA and there have been two reports of illness to date associated with exposure to AFC sushi in Minnesota.

The Frozen Tuna Yellow Fin Chunk Meat (Lot #68568) was shipped to AFC from 05/20/15 to 05/26/15. AFC has removed the product from the marketplace and is destroying any remaining product it has.

AFC has sushi franchises nationwide in many different grocery stores and it is sold from sushi counters.

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported two new ill people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), formerly known as Salmonella Java, from Minnesota, bringing the multistate outbreak total to 62 from 11 states.

The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: Arizona (11), California (34), Illinois (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (4), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (6), South Dakota (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (1).  Eleven ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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