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FDA investigating tuna company's nationwide salmonella outbreak

The frozen ground tuna is sourced from Vietnam, according to the FDA.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to frozen ground tuna from Jensen Tuna, sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam.

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The recalled ground tuna was likely used in food dishes sold by restaurants or retailers.

Through interviews with ill people, CDC and state partners collected and analyzed information that allowed them to identify frozen ground tuna as a possible source of illness. The FDA worked with state partners to trace the distribution of frozen ground tuna from individual case patients back to Jensen Tuna.

Jensen Tuna has initiated a voluntarily recall of their frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish of Vietnam.

The recalled tuna was individually packaged in one-pound bags and sold in 20-pound boxes to distributors in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272.

Restaurants should also wash and sanitize locations where the recalled ground tuna was stored or prepared, the FDA said.

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