The recall affects 3 lots of individually packaged 1-pound bags and 20-pound boxes of Jensen Tuna Inc.’s frozen raw ground tuna, CDC said. Lot numbers of the recalled products are z266, z271, and z272.
To date, states reporting salmonella infections associated with the outbreak include Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York and Washington. Of the 13 people diagnosed with salmonellosis, at least 2 were hospitalized due to severe complications, according to CNN.
“Jensen Tuna distributed product to all the states where ill people were reported, but recalled product might have been redistributed to additional states,” CDC said.
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Most people infected with salmonella bacteria experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours of consuming the offending product, CDC said. Those most likely to develop serious reactions to the bacterium include very young children, the elderly population, and people with compromised immune systems.
The recalled tuna should not be sold or served by stores or restaurants, CDC warned.
“Consumers who order sushi made with raw tuna, including ‘spicy tuna,’ should ask the restaurant or grocery store if the tuna is supplied by Jensen Tuna,” the agency said. “If you are not sure if the tuna has been recalled, do not eat it.”
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