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Yellow Fin Tuna Recalled Nationwide: Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release: Rouses Markets recalls wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks because of potential elevated levels of histamine. High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction that may result in adverse symptoms.

Update: California Firm Recalls Tuna Loin for Salmonella Contamination

October 20, 2017 – Culver City-based Relish Foods, Inc. is recalling Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins over potential contamination with salmonella bacteria. Affected products were distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona from August 15, 2017 to September 25, 2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants.

What’s the problem?

February 4, 2011 – The FDA announced today that Rouses Markets will be recalling wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks labeled as ‘product of USA’ with a UPC Code beginning with 208732 sold at Rouses Markets with Sell By dates between December 1, 2010 and January 27, 2011. These previously frozen tuna steaks are being recalled because of potential elevated levels of histamine.

Histamine fish poisoning – also known as scombroid fish poisoning, pseudoallergic fish poisoning, & histamine overdose – is among the most common toxicities related to fish ingestion. The condition is caused by ingesting toxins within fish tissues that were improperly preserved or inadequately refrigerated. Symptoms of histamine food poisoning include (but may not be limited to):

  • tingling or burning sensation in the mouth
  • facial swelling
  • rash
  • hives
  • itchy skin
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

Each individual may experience symptoms differently; if symptoms are severe an individual may need to seek immediate medical attention for treatment with antihistamines.

The wild caught yellow fin tuna steaks were distributed to Louisiana and Mississippi. Rouses Market has removed the affected product from all seafood cases.

Do I have a Tuna Recall 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 yellow fin tuna recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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