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Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

October 19, 2017

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1-888-730-3875

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On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Relish Foods Inc is continuing the investigation with FDA as to what caused the problem.

Product was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona states between 8/15/2017 and 9/25/2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 5 to 8 pound, vacuum packed, frozen whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D.

On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers Basha's, Randall's Fine Meats, Yokes Fresh Market, CalMart, Raley's, Concord Produce Market, Bel Air Market and Speedy Market and Nob Hill.

Product was distributed to the following retail locations and may have been sold in an unbranded form:

RetailerCityState
BASHA'S #71TUCSONAZ
BASHA'S #66CAREFREEAZ
BASHA'S #47FOUNTAIN HILLSAZ
RANDALS FINE MEATSFLAGSTAFFAZ
YOKES FRESH MKT #07DEER PARKWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #10MEADWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #13KENNEWICKWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #11SPOKANEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #05KELLOGGID
YOKES FRESH MKT #15RICHLANDWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #16LIBERTY LAKEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #17POST FALLSID
YOKES FRESH MKT #20CHENEYWA
CAL MARTCALISTOGACA
RALEY'S #103 SEAFOODRENONV
RALEY'S #106 SEAFOODRENONV
RALEY'S #108 SEAFOODRENONV
RALEY'S #109 SEAFOODGARDNERVILLENV
RALEY'S #110 SEAFOODSPARKSNV
RALEY'S #113 SEAFOODINCLINENV
RALEY'S #114 SEAFOODCARSON CITYNV
RALEY'S #119 SEAFOODSO. LAKE TAHOECA
RALEY'S #127 SEAFOODSO. LAKE TAHOECA
RALEY'S #213 SEAFOODGRASS VALLEYCA
RALEY'S #229 SEAFOODAUBURNCA
RALEY'S #317 SEAFOODTRACYCA
RALEY'S #319 SEAFOODNAPACA
RALEY'S #331 SEAFOODFAIRFIELDCA
RALEY'S #332 SEAFOODFAIRFIELDCA
RALEY'S #343 SEAFOODBENICIACA
RALEY'S #410 SEAFOODFOLSOMCA
RALEY'S #412 SEAFOODGRANITE BAYCA
RALEY'S #417 SEAFOODFAIR OAKSCA
RALEY'S #421 SEAFOODFAIR OAKSCA
RALEY'S #422 SEAFOODPLACERVILLECA
RALEY'S #426 SEAFOODJACKSONCA
RALEY'S #440 SEAFOODRANCHO CORDOVACA
CONCORD PRODUCE MRKTCONCORDCA
RALEY'S #338 SEAFOODOAKDALECA
RALEY'S #339 SEAFOODMODESTOCA
RALEY'S #329 SEAFOODPETALUMACA
BEL AIR MKT #501 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #502 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #509 SEAFOODROSEVILLECA
BEL AIR MKT #514 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #516 SEAFOODELK GROVECA
BEL AIR MKT #517 SEAFOODAUBURNCA
BEL AIR MKT #519 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #521 SEAFOODYUBA CITYCA
BEL AIR MKT #522 SEAFOODGOLD RIVERCA
BEL AIR MKT #524 SEAFOODFOLSOMCA
BEL AIR MKT #528 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
SPD MARKET #1NEVADA CITYCA
NOB HILL #602 SEAFOODGILROYCA
NOB HILL #603 SEAFOODMORGAN HILLCA
NOB HILL #605 SEAFOODHOLLISTERCA
NOB HILL #615 SEAFOODCAPITOLACA
NOB HILL #617 SEAFOODWATSONVILLECA
NOB HILL #620 SEAFOODSCOTTS VALLEYCA
NOB HILL #621 SEAFOODMARTINEZCA
NOB HILL #623 SEAFOODNAPACA
NOB HILL #635 SEAFOODSAN JOSECA
 

Product from the recalled lots will have been displayed at their seafood departments where the product sold is likely to have been sold as steak loins or pieces of loins on a tray with clear plastic wrap cover. It may also have been sold out of the fresh case and wrapped in "butcher paper" to the customer's order. 

Consumers concerned about whether the tuna they purchased may contain the recalled tuna loin product should check with the store where they purchased the tuna. That store will be able to determine if it used the recalled product to prepare the tuna. At this time Relish Foods does not believe that the recalled product made with the recalled product is available for purchase by consumers.

Customers who have purchased the Frozen Tuna Loin (from Yellow Fin tuna) are urged to return it to the distributor for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-730-3875, Mondays through Fridays, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (PDT).

Link to Updated Recall.

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