A consumer seafood recall for is being issued in 13 states. The FDA is recalling yellowfin tuna steaks sold in Kroger stores in Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi after three reports of consumers experiencing symptoms of scombroid poisoning in multiple states from eating the fish.
Kroger removed all the affected yellowfin tuna steaks from stores with sell by dates of August 29, 2019 to September 14, 2019. Consumers who may have the product in their refrigerators and freezers should discard what they have on site or return it to the store of purchase for a refund. Do not consume the product in order to avoid Scombroid poisoning.
What Is Scombroid Poisoning?
Scombroid poisoning can cause allergic reaction-type symptoms including rash on the face and body, flushing, sweats, diarrhea and cramping. Scombroid poisoning cannot be detected by the familiar spoiled fish odor or by bad fish taste. It is caused when bacteria on the fish’s surface releases histamine and causes allergic symptoms. It is the result of fish not being properly refrigerated.
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