Frozen tuna recalled after 13 people fall ill in salmonella outbreak

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A Louisiana company is recalling frozen ground tuna because it may be linked to 13 illnesses caused by salmonella.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Jensen Tuna of Louisiana has recalled the product imported from JK Fish due to possible salmonella contamination.

The frozen tuna, which is individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags, is sold in white wax 20 lb. boxes. 

The product is only sold as a wholesale case with twenty bags in each case. The lot numbers are z266, z271, and z272.

The product was sold to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, and Washington. These wholesalers further distributed the product to restaurants and retail locations from Nov. 30, 2018, to March 15, 2019.

Restaurants and retailers should check with their suppliers and not sell or serve recalled frozen ground tuna and should wash and sanitize locations where recalled ground tuna was stored. 

Consumers with concerns should ask their restaurants and retailers whether the tuna dish they are purchasing contained the recalled ground tuna.

The voluntary recall is in response to the CDC and FDA’s investigation of 13 illnesses caused by Salmonella, confirmed to date.  

As of today, the ground tuna samples were found negative for Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 
Most people infected with Salmonella develop symptoms within 12 to 72 hours after infections, according to the FDA. The illness, marked by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

For more information contact Jensen Tuna at 985-868-8809 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time) or send an email to

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