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Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Voluntarily Recalls Tuna due to Possible Health Risk


Company Contact: 
Carlos Sanchez 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 3, 2010 – Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL is recalling 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. 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.

On October 27th, 2010 we were notified by one of our distributors that one of their customers had reported three incidents of possible histamine scombroid poisoning with symptoms of rash on the face, vomiting, diarrhea and one individual had reported having low blood pressure. Once notified, we placed the related product on HACCP HOLD and notified the FDA and customers involved. We are now working closely with the FDA on the investigation as to what caused the problem.

If you feel you have purchased this product please contact your local market for full refund and consumers with questions related to this recall can contact 1-(800)-874-6426 8am to 5pm M-F, EST and ask to speak with the Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. Quality Control department.


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