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Tuna Salmonella Lawsuit

Tuna Salmonella Lawsuit

Jensen Tuna recalled frozen raw ground tuna after at least 13 people were infected with Salmonella, likely caused by eating raw sushi, spicy tuna rolls, and other foods.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Salmonella induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating recalled tuna, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Jensen Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

April 2019 — Frozen raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses, according to an investigation report by the FDA.

How Many People Are Sick?

As of April 16, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 13 illnesses with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport in 7 states, including 2 people who were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Table showing the number of ill people arranged by state of residence.
StateIll People
Connecticut1
Iowa1
Illinois1
Minnesota1
New York1
North Dakota4
Washington4
Total13

CDC Warning on “Spicy Tuna” Sushi

Health officials issued a specific warning about the risk of Salmonella in sushi made with Jensen Tuna:

“Consumers who order sushi made with raw tuna, including “spicy tuna,” should ask the restaurant or grocery store if the tuna is from Jensen Tuna. If you are not sure if the tuna has been recalled, do not eat it.”

What Tuna Was Recalled?

On April 15, Jensen Tuna of Houma, Louisiana announced a voluntary recall for frozen ground tuna that was imported by JK Fish and distributed from November 2018 through March 2019.

The recalled tuna was individually packaged in 1-pound bags and sold in 20-pound boxes under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272.

Where Was the Tuna Sold?

Jensen Tuna distributed the tuna to wholesalers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington, but it could have been redistributed further, reaching additional states.

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning. Most people develop symptoms within 12 to 72 hours after infections, according to the FDA. The symptoms usually include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps for 4 to 7 days.

Do I have a Tuna Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Salmonella induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating recalled tuna, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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