California-based Relish Foods is recalling its Frozen Pacific Fusion Brand 10-ounce Tuna Steaks because of the risk of food poisoning.
According to a Newsweek report, the voluntary recall was initiated after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a consumer complaint that the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of histamines, which can produce an allergic reaction known as scombroid fish poisoning.
Details of the Food Poisoning Recall
The company said it is cooperating with the FDA investigation looking into what caused the problem. Relish Foods says there currently aren’t any products affected by the recall still available for purchase by consumers. So far, the company has not received any other food poisoning complaints apart from the initial one.
The recalled products were distributed in northern California and sold at Save Mart Supermarkets and Lucky Stores between Oct. 6, 2021, and Dec. 27, 2021. The item was sold to consumers as frozen 10-ounce tuna steaks. If you are concerned about whether the tuna steaks you have in your freezer have been recalled, you can check with the store when you purchased the items.
Consumers can also contact the company at 1-888-301-0881 for more information about the recall.
What is Scombroid Poisoning?
Scombroid poisoning is a type of food poisoning caused by the consumption of marine fish species such as tuna and mackerel, especially if they have started to spoil with the growth of certain types of food bacteria. Those affected can show signs of intoxication by consuming certain frozen, cooked, cured, or canned fish products.
Symptoms of scombroid poisoning include a tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, rash, swelling of the face, nausea, and diarrhea. Individuals may experience symptoms anywhere from minutes to several hours after eating the tainted fish.
If You Have Been Affected
If you are experiencing symptoms of scombroid poisoning, or any other kind of food poisoning, it would be in your best to seek immediate medical attention. It is also a good idea to report your illness to your local public health agency, which usually tracks illnesses and outbreaks related to food.
It would also be in your best interest to contact an experienced California food poisoning lawyer who will help protect your rights and help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.