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FDA, CDC won’t release details on tuna Salmonella outbreak

Although a county epidemiologist reported extensive details this week on a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to tuna, federal agencies won’t release information on the investigation, which began more than a month ago. Before the epidemiologist’s presentation to the Clark County, WA, health board on Wednesday, no agencies at the local, state or federal levels… Continue Reading

Tuna linked to Salmonella outbreak; investigation just revealed

An ongoing coast-to-coast outbreak of Salmonella paratyphi linked to tuna is apparently being investigated by federal officials, but as of Thursday night, a county public health officer appears to be the only person taking publicly about it. Madison Riethman, an applied epidemiology fellow at Clark County Public Health in Washington state, discussed the outbreak Wednesday… Continue Reading

Tuna loins recalled in several states for risk of Salmonella

Relish Foods Inc. of Culver City, CA, is recalling frozen Newport brand tuna loins because a routine, random test by the Food and Drug Administration returned results for Salmonella bacteria. Relish Foods is working with the FDA on an investigation into what caused the problem, according to the recall notice posted on the agency’s website. The recalled tuna… Continue Reading

Fish tales: Angler offers tips on safest options for fish lovers

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Apart from the fact that fish is rich in protein and low in saturated fat, it is also a good source of omega-3, a fatty acid which is known to reduce the risk of abnormal heartbeats that can cause sudden death. The same fatty acid also helps to decrease triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, and… Continue Reading

Hepatitis A found in tuna; time limited for post-exposure shots

Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and has eaten imported yellowfin tuna in the past two weeks — especially if they live in California, Oklahoma, New York or Texas — should consider getting a post-exposure prophylactic shot for the virus. That recommendation from public health officials with the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

Something fishy: FDA’s final advice on when to eat which fish

The Food and Drug Administration issued its “final advice” on fish and shellfish this week, warning against eating some species and encouraging Americans to eat three servings a week of others. The federal agency gave particular attention to pregnant and breastfeeding women, and in less than 24 hours the Center for Science in the Public… Continue Reading

FDA warns Hawaii seafood processor about handling of tuna

A seafood-processing facility in Honolulu was found to have “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations during a May 17 and 20 inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The resulting warning letter, dated July 27 and sent from the agency’s San Francisco District Office, informed Tropic Fish… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat Tuna

Can eating the wrong type of fish put you at higher risk for mercury exposure? That’s the question posed in the latest special food safety report published Wednesday from Consumer Reports, the publishing arm of the nonprofit Consumers Union. The noncontroversial answer is yes, certain fish contain higher levels of mercury than others — and different… Continue Reading

Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea Tuna Recalls Expand

Both Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna brands have expanded their recalls first announced on Wednesday due to problems with the seams on their can lids not meeting safety standards. Bumble Bee’s recall now includes 5-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products distributed to retailers between Jan. 17 and March 6,… Continue Reading

Loose Seams On Tuna Can Lids Prompts Recall

Two brands of tuna—Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea—were recalled Wednesday for loose lids or at least seams that didn’t meet standards, risking contamination from spoilage organisms or pathogens. It’s too early to know if the mistake is going to make anybody sick. Tri-Union Seafoods LLC recalled its 5-ounce Chicken of the Sea brand… Continue Reading