A California-based company is recalling Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins over potential contamination with salmonella, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
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Update: Tuna from Vietnam Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination
May 10, 2019 – U.S. health officials from the CDC and FDA have “red-listed” some tuna imported from a Vietnamese firm due to concerns related to an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Newport. At least 13 patients across 7 U.S. states had been confirmed with salmonella infections, according to the CDC.
What’s the Problem?
October 20, 2017 – The recall was the result of routine testing by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which revealed the presence of salmonella bacteria, which can cause severe and potentially deadly infections in humans.
Affected products were distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona from August 15, 2017 and September 25, 2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants.
The tuna loins were sold in 5-8 pound vacuum-sealed baggies packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D.
Establishments that sold recalled tuna loins include:
- Randall’s Fine Meats
- Yokes Fresh Market
- Concord Produce Market
- Bel Air Market
- Speedy Market
- Nob Hill
See the FDA recall notice for a complete list of retail locations affected products may have been sold in an unbranded form.
Each year in the U.S., about 1 million people are estimated to contract salmonella infection (salmonellosis), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, about 19,000 patients will have symptoms so severe they require hospitalization, and nearly 400 people will die as a direct result of their illness. Most infected persons develop symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
New Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Organic Coconut Sold at Natural Grocers
March 20, 2018 – The CDC has launched a new investigation into a salmonella outbreak linked to “Coconut Smiles” from Natural Grocers, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado, firm whose products tested positive for the same strain of salmonella bacteria as the patients who fell ill, according to the FDA.
Do I Have a Tuna Loin Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in tuna recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got salmonella poisoning from Relish Foods Tuna Loins, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.