Tuna Recalled for Potential Poisoning

Multiple illnesses have been confirmed.

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Mical Seafood, Inc. of Cooper City, Florida has issued a voluntarily recall of 10-pound packages of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna poke cubes, tuna loins, tuna ground meat and six-ounce tuna steaks because of potentially elevated levels of histamine. Elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning that may result in a tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

These symptoms that can generally appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish. These tuna products in question were sold to customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, California Michigan, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten and Grand Cayman.

Four reported illnesses have been confirmed.

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