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Kroger Recalls Tuna After Scombroid Poisoning Outbreak

Kroger Recalls Tuna After Scombroid Poisoning Outbreak

September 9, 2019 — Kroger has recalled raw yellowfin tuna steaks after an outbreak of scombroid poisoning.

Scombroid poisoning is an allergic-type reaction that occurs within a few hours of eating fish that has not been refrigerated properly.

The recall was issued after 4 people in Ohio reported symptoms of scombroid poisoning after eating fresh yellowing tuna steaks that were purchased from 3 separate Kroger stores.

On September 5, Kroger removed yellowfin tuna steaks and pre-seasoned yellowfin tuna with sell-by states between August 29, 2019 and September 14, 2019.

The recall affects Kroger stores in 16 states, according to a warning posted on their website.

The states include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Scombroid poisoning is caused by eating fish that contains high levels of histamine because it was not properly refrigerated or preserved.

The symptoms are similar to an allergic reaction and occur within a few minutes to 1 hour after eating contaminated fish. Those symptoms may include flushing of the face, headache, heart palpitations, itching, blurred vision, cramps, and diarrhea.

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