Tuna company issues recall in response to multi-state salmonella outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A tuna company has issued a voluntary recall after a multi-state salmonella outbreak that included four residents from Washington state. 

State and local health officials, including the Washington State Department of Agriculture, began looking into the outbreak in January and February, when residents from Grays Harbor, King and Spokane counties fell ill.  

Jensen Tuna Inc. recalled its product in question on Monday, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked the illnesses to frozen, ground raw tuna. 

The four Washington residents have since recovered, but public health officials in Washington are reminding the public to be mindful when consuming raw or undercooked fish. 

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