Milwaukee Women Suing Over Tainted Tuna

4/22/12 – Two Milwaukee area women are suing a tuna-maker that was blamed for a national outbreak of salmonella. Attorney Ron Simon said he filed suit this week on behalf of 33-year-old Amber Azzolina of West Allis and 22-year-old Amy Karfonta of Muskego. Both are seeking unspecified damages after getting sick from eating a product used in making sushi and sashimi. The defendant is Moon Marine U-S-A. It has recalled 59-thousand pounds of a frozen raw yellow-fin tuna that’s linked to salmonella poisoning. About 120 people were sickened around the country, including 14 in southeast Wisconsin. Simon said his two clients got sick from food they ate at the same restaurant in Brookfield in February.