Salmonella is an unfortunate disease that affects thousands of Americans every year. Hospitals report a total of about 19,000 yearly cases, which result in about 380 deaths. Last year, a few of these were linked to the consumption of sushi. So, should we worry?
Sushi is an entirely safe food to eat, so long as the fish is stored and handled with proper care. If you look at the eleven cases of salmonella that were tied to sushi last year, you’ll notice that they all came from eating sushi prepared from a single tainted shipment of tuna by supermarkets and workplace cafeterias. Such venues are occasionally guilty of leaving their sushi out on display for longer than is strictly advisable.
This is why it is important to get your sushi from a reliable sushi restaurant. At Sushi Hana, we make use of a sophisticated computer system to track how long any tray of sushi has been on our conveyer belt. Therefore, when you come to our Bothell Japanese restaurant, you can feel confident that you will not get sick as a result.