Tuna Sold At Kroger Recalled After 5 People Sickened

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
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(WWJ) Some fish sold at Kroger has been recalled after five people fell ill. 

Florida-based Alfa International Seafood, Inc. said it is voluntarily recalling wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins because of potentially elevated levels of histamine or scombroid fish poisoning caused by improper refrigeration.

The affected fish was labeled as either Yellowfin Tuna Steaks or Seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Steaks were distributed to Kroger stores in Michigan and other states, including Indian, Illinois and Ohio.

The products were sold from either the service counter or tray-packed in a display case from August 20, 2019 through September 7, 2019; with sell by dates between August 29, 2019 and September 14, 2019.

The company says, while the five reported illnesses may be isolated incidents, it wants to "to take every precautionary measure when it comes to customers’ health and safety."

High levels of histamine can cause allergic reactions or scombroid poisoning, which can result in tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin and nausea.  If symptoms are severe people should seek immediate medical attention.

Anyone who has this fish at home is urged not to eat it but to throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions can call Alfa International Seafood at 1-855-551-0118 during regular business hours. Or, learn more about this recall on the FDA website AT THIS LINK.