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Recall: Frozen tuna sold in NC due to elevated histamine levels

Posted October 17, 2019 9:50 a.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2019 10:01 a.m. EDT

Tuna steak (photo from Max Pixel, maxpixel.net/photo-3886014)

— Mical Seafood, Inc. has voluntarily recalled frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins, tuna poke, tuna steaks, tuna ground meat, and tuna saku due to potentially elevated levels of histamine.

The recalled tuna products come from Vietnam and were sold to restaurants and retailers in North Carolina and across the United States in 10 and 30-pound packs. A list of restaurants and retailers was not provided.

View the complete list of recalled tuna products

According to the Food and Drug Administration, elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning.

Symptoms, including a tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, can appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish. If symptoms are severe, an individual should seek immediate medical attention for treatment.

The tuna products were wholesaled to customers in North Carolina and more than a dozen other states. All lots with expirations dates 04/04/2019 to 05/31/2019 were recalled.

Retailers who received products with the listed productions dates of 04/01/2019 to 05/31/2019 should not consume them. Inventory should be quarantined until returned to the supplier or to Mical Seafood, Inc.

Customers with questions or concerns may contact the company’s Recall Team by calling 954-935-0133, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.