October 14, 2019

Four Sick with Scombroid After Eating Mical Seafood Tuna Products

Four people are sick since 10/01/2019 with scombroid poisoning after eating Mical Seafood tuna. The company is voluntarily recalling frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna poke cubes, tuna loins, tuna ground meat, and 6 ounce tuna steaks because they may have elevated histamine levels. This is the third time in about the last month that yellowfin tuna products have been associated with scombroid poisoning.

Four Sick with Scombroid After Eating Mical Seafood Tuna

The illnesses were most likely isolated incidents according to Mical Seafood, but the company issue the recall out of a sense of caution. Histamine or scombroid fish poisoning causes tinging and burning sensations in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Symptoms usually resolve within a few hours without any medical care, but some people may experience a severe reaction and should see a doctor.

The recalled tuna products were sold in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, California Michigan, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten, and Grand Cayman. Mical Seafood is located in Cooper City, Florida.

The recalled tuna products have production dates between 04/02/2019 and 05/14/2019. They are all Mical Seafood brand.

The recalled products are Tuna Poke 2cm AAA IVP in 10 pound packages, with lot number 23910 and production date 04/09/2019; Tuna Poke 2cm AAA IVP in 10 pound packages with lot number 24046 and production date 04/20/2019; and Tuna Poke 2cm AAA IVP in 10 pound packages with lot number 25324 and production date 04/27/2019.

Also recalled are Tuna Loins 5-8lb AAA IVP by Mical Seafood in 30 pound packages. The lot numbers and production dates of these products are 20799 and 04/02/2019; 24037 and 04/09/2019; 24279 and 04/24/2019; and 23020 and 05/10/2019. Finally Tuna Ground Meat AAA IVP in 10 pound packages with lot number 25694 and production date of 05/14/2019, and Tuna Steaks 6z AA IVP in 10 pound packages, lot number 23906 and production date 04/20/2019 are recalled.

If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Quarantine these products until they are returned to the supplier or to Mical Seafood, Inc. for a full refund.

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