The Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen ground tuna from Jensen Tuna in Houma, LA has ended with 15 sick in eight states. Two people were hospitalized.
The people sickened said they ate spicy tuna rolls or other tuna sushi items at restaurants before they got sick. Federal officials did not release the names of those establishments.
Jensen Tuna, the U.S. distributor for the tuna imported from JK Fish of Vietnam, issued a recall for the tuna on April 15, 2019. The recalled product was packaged in 1-pound bags, 20 to box. The boxes were marked with lot numbers z266, z271 or z272 and shipped to distributors in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington. Illnesses were reported in each of those states and Colorado.
The case-patients, who range in age from 25 to 85 years old reported onset of symptoms from January 8 to March 31, 2019. The outbreak strain Salmonella Newport was not resistant to antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is the second time a multi-state outbreak has been linked to frozen ground tuna. A 2012 frozen tuna Salmonella outbreak sickened 425 people in 28 states. Pritzker Hageman Salmonella lawyers represented people sickened in that outbreak and in the 2015 frozen tuna Salmonella outbreak.
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