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Alfa International Seafood recalls yellowfin tuna loins

The product may have elevated levels of histamine

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Alfa International Seafood of Medley, Fla., is recalling refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins.

The product may have elevated levels of histamine that can produce an allergic reaction called histamine or scombroid fish poisoning.

Symptoms, including tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, and vomiting or diarrhea, generally appear within minutes to several hours.

The symptoms usually resolve within several hours without medical intervention

Five illnesses have been reported.

The tuna loins, labeled as either Yellowfin Tuna Steaks or Seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Steaks, were sold from the service counter or tray-packed in a display case from August 20, 2019, through September 7, 2019, and had sell-by dates between August 29, 2019, and September 14, 2019.

They were sold at Baker’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, JayC Food, Kroger and Payless stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but return them to a store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 551-0118, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

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