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Frozen Ahi Sold in Hawaii Tainted with Hepatitis A

The Hawaii State Department of Health is warning that imported frozen raw tuna distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC have tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is warning that imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu have tested positive for hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral liver disease.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating raw tuna or ahi, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

May 3, 2017 – The fish was imported from Indonesia and used to prepare ahi poke sold between April 27 and May 1 by food establishments on Oahu, according to a DOH press release issued Tuesday. The agency says Tropic Fish Hawaii discovered 200 contaminated 15-pound cases of frozen ahi cubes, 140 of which were recovered and never got distributed.

Affected products were served or sold at:

  • Times Supermarket and Shima’s (Aiea, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kunia, Liliha, Mililani, Waipahu, Waimanalo)
  • GP Hawaiian Food Catering
  • Crab Shack Kapolei (also known as Maile Sunset Bar & Grill in Kapolei)
  • Aloha Sushi
  • ABC Store

“Times Supermarket and Tropic Fish notified the department as soon as they learned of the test results on the imported fish,” said Peter Oshiro, chief of the DOH Food Safety Program. “All of the product is being traced, collected and held by the distributor.

Hepatitis A is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by a virus. Younger people infected with the disease may have no symptoms. In others, symptoms may include fatigue, stomach discomfort, fever, decreased appetite, diarrhea, light-colored stools, dark yellow urine, and jaundice (white of eyes and skin become yellowish).

Customers in Hawaii who ate frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes and are not vaccinated for hepatitis A are advised to consult their doctor about vaccination, DOH warned.

Do I have an Ahi Tuna Hepatitis Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ahi poke lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hepatitis cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got sick after eating raw tuna or ahi in Hawaii, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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