The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added JK Fish of Vietnam to its Import Alert list after frozen ground tuna from the company was linked to a Salmonella outbreak. Jensen Tuna Inc. of Houma, LA, the U.S. distributor, sent the product to seven states: CT, IA, IL, MN, ND, NY and WA. After learning all seven states reported illnesses linked to this outbreak, the company issued a tuna recall on April 16.
Sushi Tuna Salmonella Recall
The recalled frozen, ground tuna product was individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags. These bags were packed twenty to case bearing one of three lot numbers z266, z271 and z272.
Restaurants and retailers that have received this product should not use it as Salmonella can cause serious illness.
Sushi Tuna Salmonella Outbreak
The recalled frozen ground tuna associated with this outbreak is contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Thirteen people from seven states reported the onset of Salmonella infection symptoms from January 8, 2019 to March 20, 2019. Two of them were hospitalized.
During interviews with health officials, the case-patients in this outbreak reported eating sushi from a restaurant or grocery store before they became ill. Specifically, they reported eating tuna sushi or raw, spicy tuna items.
State and federal health officials have not released the names of the restaurants and grocery stores associated with this outbreak. But the public disclosure of that information is not a prerequisite to file a lawsuit.
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