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A yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi has been linked to a salmonella outbreak.
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A yellowfin tuna product used to make dishes like sushi and sashimi has been linked to a salmonella outbreak.

A yellowfin tuna product used to make sushi and sashimi is being linked with an outbreak of salmonella, which has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states and Washington, D.C.

The source of the fish product, Moon Marine Corp. of Cupertino, Calif., also known as MMI, is voluntarily recalling 5,800 pounds of their frozen raw yellowfin tuna. The product is not available to individual consumers but is distributed to restaurants.

Health administrators with the Food and Drug Administration say 116 people are reportedly sick, including 11 residents in Maryland, five in Virginia and two in the District. No deaths have been reported so far.

The FDA recommends consumers should be cautious about eating raw seafood, inquire about the source, and when in doubt, don't eat it.

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