Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 90
A salmonella outbreak across 19 states and the District of Columbia may be linked to sushi, according to Food and Drug Administration officials.
No one has died from the food borne illness, but at least seven people have been hospitalized, according to an internal report from the FDA. Six groups of restaurants are under investigation in Texas, Maryland, Rhode Island Connecticut and Wisconsin.
Investigators are narrowing in on spicy tuna rolls, calling them "highly suspect."
The memo "contains numbers of cases and hospitalizations that cannot be confirmed at this time," according to FDA spokesperson Curtis Allen.
The memo also said there is a time delay of 30 days from when people become sick and when it is reported to health officials.
The strain, called salmonella bareilly, is a bacteria also associated with bean sprouts.
Symptoms include abdominal cramps, fever and diarrhea about 8 to 72 hours after the food is eaten. The illness can be life threatening.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.