Fish scrape linked to sushi Salmonella outbreak

What is fish scrape? It’s fish back bone meat that’s scraped off bones and looks like ground meat. In the U.S. it’s called Nakaochi Scrape and is distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation. This product is then commonly chopped into smaller pieces, but that’s the extent of its processing. Its next destination is a Japanese restaurant near you to be served over rice or in sushi rolls. The reason fish scrape has been implemented in the Salmonella Bareilly poisoning is because the product has more surface area to become contaminated and it’s served raw.

Moon Marine USA Corp. has recalled all frozen raw yellow fin tuna Nakaochi Scrape. Food Safety News reported the contaminated tuna was likely imported from a single processing plant in India. To date 141 persons have been infected with Salmonella Bareilly. More details about the outbreak are located here.

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About Ryan Walker

Michigan State University graduate student in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition.
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