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 NHEB Vendor #15385, AUSTIN, TX
Conservatory Plano6401 Ohio Dr. Plano, TX
Hilton Garden Inn23535 Northgate Crossing, Spring, TX
Jack Ryan’s102 N. College Ave. Tyler, TX
Jack Ryan’s119 N. Longview St. Kilgore, TX
Johnny Tamale4647 E. Sam Houston, Pasadena, TX
Marriott Conf. Center2801 St. Hwy 9, Norman OK
Myron’s Prime Steakhouse10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX
Prestonwood CC15909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX
Sea Ranch Restaurant1 Padre Blvd., S Padre Island, TX
Sysco East Texas4577 Estes Pkwy, Longview, TX
Sysco Foods Central Texas1260 Schwab R. New Braunfels, TX
Sysco Food Houston10710 Greens Crossing Blvd, Houston, TX
The Schooner1507 S, Hwy 69, Nederland, TX

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

Almansor Court701 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA
Arroyo Trabuco26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA
Blue HI Café2 Embarcardero, San Francisco, CA
Bonito Poke2277 Shafter Ave. San Francisco, CA
Camp Four Wine Café1508 10th St. Modesto, CA
Doubletree555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA
Fenix919 4th ST. San Rafael, CA
Fuzio’s1020 10th St. Modesto, CA
Galaxy Foods Inc.31224 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Galetto Ristorante1101 J St., Modesto, CA
Hill Sierra Gripp House2003 W. Bullard, Fresno, CA
Hotel Irvine17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA
Jus Poke501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Noelani1037 Laurel St. San Carlos, CA
Ola Mexican KitchenHuntington Beach, CA
Poke Shack2001 Lawton St. San Francisco, CA
Shamrock Foods12400 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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