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Food Poisoning from eating Korean Sushi

Approximately 20 people have been stricken down with severe food poisoning after buying Korean Sushi.  This includes a 30 week pregnant lady. Queensland Health are invesitgating further.

Korean sushi differs slightly to Japanese sushi - Korean sushi is called Gimbap and is derived from Japanese futomaki (fat rolls). The basic ingredients are the same as Japanese sushi but some of the fillings may be slightly different.

If you are pregnant are food to avoid during pregnancy. Raw Meat: Uncooked seafood and rare or undercooked beef or poultry should be avoided because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella. Deli Meat: Deli meats have been known to be contaminated with listeria, which can cause miscarriage.

CFT QLD offer food handler training and food safety training online, by correspondence and in-house for groups.


To read Queensland Health Fact Sheet on Sushi