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Florida Company Recalls Tuna After Scombroid Outbreak

October 4, 2019 — A Florida company recalled several tuna products after 4 people suffered an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning.

Mical Seafood Inc. of Florida recalled wild-caught yellowfin tuna poke cubes, tuna loins, ground tuna meat, and 6-ounce tuna steaks.

The products were sold in 10-lb or 30-lb sizes and were produced between April 2, 2019, and May 14, 2019.

The recalled tuna was sold 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 were confirmed as of October 1, 2019.

Scombroid fish poisoning occurs when people eat tuna and certain other types of fish that have not been refrigerated or preserved properly. Bacteria growing on the fish generate histamines, which trigger a temporary allergic reaction in people who eat the fish.

The symptoms generally appear within a few minutes or hours of eating the fish. The symptoms may include a tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, and vomiting or diarrhea. The illness generally resolves within a few hours, but in some cases, patients may need to be hospitalized.

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