The recall involves pre-seasoned and non-seasoned yellowfin tuna steaks that may contain elevated levels of histamine, the FDA warns.
People who eat tuna that was not refrigerated properly can suffer an illness called “scombroid fish poisoning,” with symptoms similar to an allergic reaction that generally appear within a few minutes or hours.
There have been 5 reported illnesses by consumers.
The recalled tuna loins were sold from the seafood service counter or tray-packed in a display case at Baker’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, JayC Food, Kroger and Payless stores from August 20 to September 7, 2019.
The tuna products were marked with sell-by dates between August 29, 2019 and September 14, 2019.
They were sold in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The most common symptoms of scombroid fish poisoning are tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Customers who bought the tuna products between August 20, 2019 and September 7, 2019 should return them to a store for a full refund.