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19 April 2012 09:12
A number of people in the US have had to consult medical experts after falling ill due to salmonella
A salmonella outbreak has left 116 people ill across 20 states of the US, with the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) naming yellowfin tuna as the source.
Moon Marine USA Corporation of Cupertino, California, will voluntarily recall almost 59,000 pounds of a frozen yellowfin tuna product that is used to make raw fish dishes such as sushi and sashimi, the FDA announced.
The product, which is known as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA and is 'backmeat' scraped from the bones to give the appearance of a ground texture, is not sold directly to consumers but is supplied to restaurants and food retailers around the country.
Of the 116 people affected, 12 have been hospitalised and no-one has died, although this kind of incident perhaps reaffirms the importance of holidaymakers taking out appropriate
medical travel insurance to cover all possible eventualities.
The FDA stated: "Consumers who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated raw Nakaochi Scrape should consult their healthcare providers. Many of the people who became ill reported eating raw tuna in sushi as 'spicy tuna'."
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
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24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.