December 8, 2019

Tuna King Medallions Recall For Elevated Histamine Levels Expanded

Northern Fisheries of Little Compton, Rhode Island is expanding their recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna King Medallions for elevated histamine levels to include products that were sold directly to consumers. Apparently there was an earlier recall of these products that were sold to institutions or restaurants, but we could not locate it on the FDA recall page.

Elevated histamine levels in seafood can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning. Symptoms of this reaction can include tingling or burning sensations in the mouth, facial swelling, nausea, rash, hives, itchy skin, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms usually begin a few minutes to a few hours after eating fish that contains too much histamine. Most people recover without medical treatment, but some do get sick enough to be hospitalized.

The tuna was sold in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. All lots with production date of 06/13/2019 and UPC number 815838020638 are recalled. The recalled product is Tuna King  Medallions of 2 to 3 ounces each in a 10 x 1 pound package. The Northern Lot Number on the product is 0058797. This information is on the back of the Tuna King Brand rider card. The fish was imported from Vietnam.

There have been other recalls of yellowfin tuna in the past few months, and a scombroid outbreak was announced in connection to one brand. This recall notice did not state whether or not anyone has been adversely affected by this specific product.

If you purchased this product, don’t eat it. You can throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Tuna King Medallions Recall For Elevated Histamine Levels Expanded

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