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Tuna from Vietnam Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

May 10, 2019 – U.S. health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have “red-listed” some tuna imported from a Vietnamese firm due to concerns related to an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Newport.

A notice posted Thursday by the FDA warned restaurants and other food service operations to check their stocks for any tuna sourced from JK Fish of Vietnam, due to potential contamination with salmonella, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a food poisoning illness after eating recalled tuna, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

As of April 16, at least 13 patients across 7 U.S. states had been confirmed with salmonella infections, according to the CDC. The agency says the most recent patient got sick on March 20. At least 2 patients have been hospitalized for complications related to their illness, and no deaths have been reported.

Which Products are Being Recalled

Frozen tuna from JK Fish affected by the recall includes “Albacore, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Skipjack, etc.” FDA said.

Affected products were shipped to companies in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York and Washington state. However, “… product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states,” FDA said.

Salmonella Symptoms

  • stomach cramps
  • bloody stools
  • chills
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle pains
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness

FDA Recommendation

FDA says it is unlikely that the recalled tuna was sold directly to consumers in grocery stores or other retail establishments, and more likely used in food dishes sold by restaurants or retailers.

“Consumers with concerns should ask their restaurants and retailers whether the tuna dish they are purchasing contains the recalled ground tuna,” the agency said.

Do I Have a Tuna 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 cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a salmonella infection (salmonellosis) after eating tuna that has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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