Mical Seafood, Inc. expands recall for tuna products sold in 23 states

Mical Seafood, Inc. expands recall for tuna products sold in 23 states
The tuna products might contain elevated levels of histamines, which can cause scombroid fish poisoning. (Source: Micals Seafood Inc.)

(WAFB) - A Florida seafood company expanded a recall for some of its tuna products because of the risk of scombroid fish poisoning.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the announcement Oct. 15 that MiCal Seafood, Inc. has voluntarily recalled its frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins, Tuna Poke, Tuna Steaks, Tuna Ground Meat, and Tuna Saku.

These tuna products were wholesaled to customers in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The recall affects the following seafood products from the company:

Production dates can be found on the ends of the Mical Brand master cases.
Production dates can be found on the ends of the Mical Brand master cases. (Source: FDA)

The products came from Vietnam and might contain “elevated” levels of histamine. They have production dates of April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

These histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning. Symptoms can appear within minutes to several hours after eating the contaminated fish.

Common symptoms of this fish poisoning are tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

The FDA says symptoms tend to resolve within several hours without medical intervention, but each individual may experience symptoms differently. An individual should seek immediate medical attention for treatment if symptoms are severe.

Customers should not consume and quarantined these products until returned to the supplier.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the recall can call 954-935-0133, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

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