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Florida Fisheries Reports Histamine Injuries

Florida’s Beaver Street Fisheries Inc, based in Jacksonville Thursday recalled its 5-7 lb Tuna Loins (Lot 928378) because they have the potential to be contaminated with elevated levels of histamine. 


High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning when the fish is consumed, and some of its customers are reporting those symptoms.

The most common symptoms of scombroid poisoning are: tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, individuals may experience symptoms differently. 

The tuna loins were distributed to wholesalers and distributors in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, & Virginia. 

The tuna loins were distributed in 20 lb. bulk cartons containing individual vacuumed packed tuna loins weighing 5-7 lbs. each. The cartons bear the lot number 928378. 

Additionally, the cartons are marked with a SN# 43910, Best By: 07/06/12, UPC code 10075391967918 and item number 6217408. 

Beaver Street was notified on Oct. 27 by one of its distributors because of reports of three incidents of possible histamine scombroid poisoning with symptoms of rash on the face, vomiting, and diarrhea; one individual reported having low blood pressure. 

Once notified, the company placed the related product on HACCP HOLD and notified the FDA and customers involved. It is now working closely with the FDA on the investigation as to what caused the problem. 

Anyone who purchased this product may contact their local market for a full refund and consumers with questions related to this recall can contact 1-800-874-6426 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, EST, and ask to speak with the Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. Quality Control department.

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