Hilo Fish Company of Hawaii issued the recall in May 2017 after frozen yellowfin tuna cubes and steaks tested positive for Hepatitis A. The tuna came from Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood in the Philippines.

The tuna was shipped to Texas, California, and Oklahoma and it was likely eaten raw in ahi poke and sushi. An unvaccinated person who ate the recalled seafood is at risk of infection with Hepatitis A, but symptoms may not appear for 6 weeks.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the FDA advises anyone who may have been exposed to contact a healthcare professional.

The recall involves 8-ounce frozen tuna steaks that were sold in individual vacuum-sealed bags with Date Code: 627152, Lot number: 166623, and Expiration date: 2018-10-01.

The recall also involves frozen yellowfin tuna cubes that were sold in vacuum-packed 15-lb cases with Date Code: 705342, Lot number: 173448, and Expiration Date: 2019-04-01.

The recalled tuna was distributed to the following establishments in Texas and Oklahoma:

Central Market Kitchen N HEB Vendor #15385, AUSTIN, TX
Conservatory Plano 6401 Ohio Dr. Plano, TX
Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing, Spring, TX
Jack Ryan’s 102 N. College Ave. Tyler, TX
Jack Ryan’s 119 N. Longview St. Kilgore, TX
Johnny Tamale 4647 E. Sam Houston, Pasadena, TX
Marriott Conf. Center 2801 St. Hwy 9, Norman OK
Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX
Prestonwood CC 15909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX
Sea Ranch Restaurant 1 Padre Blvd., S Padre Island, TX
Sysco East Texas 4577 Estes Pkwy, Longview, TX
Sysco Foods Central Texas 1260 Schwab R. New Braunfels, TX
Sysco Food Houston 10710 Greens Crossing Blvd, Houston, TX
The Schooner 1507 S, Hwy 69, Nederland, TX

The recalled tuna was distributed to the following establishments in California:

Almansor Court 701 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA
Arroyo Trabuco 26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA
Blue HI Café 2 Embarcardero, San Francisco, CA
Bonito Poke 2277 Shafter Ave. San Francisco, CA
Camp Four Wine Café 1508 10th St. Modesto, CA
Doubletree 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA
Fenix 919 4th ST. San Rafael, CA
Fuzio’s 1020 10th St. Modesto, CA
Galaxy Foods Inc. 31224 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Galetto Ristorante 1101 J St., Modesto, CA
Hill Sierra Gripp House 2003 W. Bullard, Fresno, CA
Hotel Irvine 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA
Jus Poke 501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Noelani 1037 Laurel St. San Carlos, CA
Ola Mexican Kitchen Huntington Beach, CA
Poke Shack 2001 Lawton St. San Francisco, CA
Shamrock Foods 12400 Riverside Dr. Eastvale, CA

Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that causes liver inflammation. The illness ranges from mild symptoms for a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Unlike other types of hepatitis, infection with Hepatitis A is not permanent.

The symptoms of Hepatitis A infection in adults include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), abnormal liver tests, dark urine, and pale stools. These symptoms may not appear for up to 50 days after exposure.

Source: FDA Investigates Findings of Hepatitis A Linked to Frozen Tuna

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