U.S. health authorities warn of Salmonella in tuna produced by company that exports to Canada

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      It's been a dreadful month for food recalls.

      The Straight has already noted that FeedingChange Canada is recalling Young Thai Coconut Meat due to the possible presence of Salmonella bacteria.

      The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has also announced that Uncle T Food is pulling 300-gram packages of I'm Real–branded Dehydrated Premium Mango off the shelves because of the existence of sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label.

      And earlier this month, the Public Health Agency of Canada issued an alert saying there were 63 lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis illness in six provinces over a five-month period.

      The latest North American food recall involves frozen ground tuna.

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and their state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses.

      They've been linked to frozen ground tuna sold by Louisiana-based Jensen Tuna, which sourced this from JK Fish in Vietnam.

      Jensen Tuna is voluntarily recalling the ground tuna.

      "The recalled tuna was individually packaged in one-pound bags and sold in 20-pound boxes to distributors in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272," the FDA notice states.

      Jensen Tuna and its sister company, Gulf Fish, say on their website that they've built reputations for quality "throughout the United States and Canada and beyond".

      At this point, there's no indication that any contaminated frozen ground tuna crossed the border from Washington state into British Columbia.