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

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2017

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1-888-730-3875
 

Announcement

On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc. of Culver City, Calif., voluntarily initiated the recall of frozen Newport brand 5 to 8 lb. tuna loins. The recall has since expanded to include: 3 to 5 lb. tuna loins, 6 oz. tuna steaks, and 4 oz. tuna steaks. The recall is the result of sampling by the 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 the FDA as to what caused the problem.

Product was distributed in Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas between 6/17/2017 and 10/13/17 through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 3 to 5 lb. vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 lb. Newport brand master cases; 5 to 8 lb. vacuum-packed, frozen, whole tuna loins packed in 30 lb. Newport brand master cases; 6 oz. vacuum-packed tuna steaks in 10 lb. Newport brand master cases; and 4 oz. vacuum-packed tuna steaks in 10 lb. Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, MTNT 0977D, MTNT 0917B, MTNT 0937D, GND 0737D, GND 0747E, GND 0757A, GND 0767C, GND 0777B, GND 0697B, GND 0707C and GND 0727A.

On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers:

Alaskan Pride Seafoods, Basha’s, Dickman’s Meat & Deli, Randall’s Fine Meats, Bel Air Market, Brown Valley Meats, Bruno’s Market & Deli, Cal Mart, Concord Produce Market, Eureka Natural Foods, Gerrard’s Heritage Market, JR Meat Company, Nob Hill, Raley’s, Speedy Market, Wholesome Choice Market, Albertsons, Fisherman’s Market & Grill, Flying Fish, Miller’s Harvest Foods, Nel’s Bi-Lo Food Center, Rosauer’s, Yokes Fresh Market, Rod’s Harvest Food, Stein’s Market, Super 1 Foods, Shucks Tavern, Dick Howard’s Meats, Fitts Seafood, Food 4 Less, International C-Food Market, Manzanita Grocery & Deli, Market of Choice, Nickabobs Meat Market, Pacific Fish & Oyster, Pacific Oyster, Roth’s, Sherm’s, Shop N Kart, Zupan’s Markets, Winco Foods, Anderson’s Grocery, Dissmore’s IGA, IGA Food Cache, Leprekon Mart, Market Place (Friday Harbor, WA), West Seattle Thriftway, and Rocky Mountain Seafood.

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

RetailerCityState
ALASKAN PRIDE SEAFOODSPHOENIXAZ
BASHA'S #47FOUNTAIN HILLSAZ
BASHA'S #66CAREFREEAZ
BASHA'S #71TUCSONAZ
DICKMANS MEAT & DELITUCSONAZ
RANDALS FINE MEATSFLAGSTAFFAZ
BEL AIR MKT #501 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #502 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #509 SEAFOODROSEVILLECA
BEL AIR MKT #510 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BEL AIR MKT #511 SEAFOODCARMICHAELCA
BEL AIR MKT #512 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 #525 SEAFOODELK GROVECA
BEL AIR MKT #528 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
BROWN'S VALLEY MEATSNAPACA
BRUNOS MARKET & DELI XCARMELCA
CAL MARTCALISTOGACA
CONCORD PRODUCE MRKTCONCORDCA
EUREKA NATURAL FOODS EBXEUREKACA
GERRARDS HERITAGE MARKETREDLANDSCA
JR MEAT COPORTERVILLECA
NOB HILL #602 SEAFOODGILROYCA
NOB HILL #603 SEAFOODMORGAN HILLCA
NOB HILL #605 SEAFOODHOLLISTERCA
NOB HILL #612 SEAFOODMONTEREYCA
NOB HILL #615 SEAFOODCAPITOLACA
NOB HILL #617 SEAFOODWATSONVILLECA
NOB HILL #620 SEAFOODSCOTTS VALLEYCA
NOB HILL #621 SEAFOODMARTINEZCA
NOB HILL #623 SEAFOODNAPACA
NOB HILL #632 SEAFOODALAMEDACA
NOB HILL #635 SEAFOODSAN JOSECA
RALEY'S #119 SEAFOODSO. LAKE TAHOECA
RALEY'S #127 SEAFOODSO. LAKE TAHOECA
RALEY'S #213 SEAFOODGRASS VALLEYCA
RALEY'S #229 SEAFOODAUBURNCA
RALEY'S #231 SEAFOODLOOMISCA
RALEY'S #233 SEAFOODRED BLUFFCA
RALEY'S #249 SEAFOODCHICOCA
RALEY'S #309 SEAFOODMERCEDCA
RALEY'S #310 SEAFOODTURLOCKCA
RALEY'S #311 SEAFOODMANTECACA
RALEY'S #313 SEAFOODSANTA ROSACA
RALEY'S #317 SEAFOODTRACYCA
RALEY'S #319 SEAFOODNAPACA
RALEY'S #328 SEAFOODUKIAHCA
RALEY'S #329 SEAFOODPETALUMACA
RALEY'S #331 SEAFOODFAIRFIELDCA
RALEY'S #332 SEAFOODFAIRFIELDCA
RALEY'S #336 SEAFOODBRENTWOODCA
RALEY'S #338 SEAFOODOAKDALECA
RALEY'S #339 SEAFOODMODESTOCA
RALEY'S #343 SEAFOODBENICIACA
RALEYS #409FOLSOMCA
RALEY'S #410 SEAFOODFOLSOMCA
RALEY'S #412 SEAFOODGRANITE BAYCA
RALEY'S #417 SEAFOODFAIR OAKSCA
RALEY'S #420 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
RALEY'S #421 SEAFOODFAIR OAKSCA
RALEY'S #422 SEAFOODPLACERVILLECA
RALEY'S #424 SEAFOODEL DORADO HILLSCA
RALEY'S #426 SEAFOODJACKSONCA
RALEY'S #431 SEAFOODCARMICHAELCA
RALEY'S #435 SEAFOODSACRAMENTOCA
RALEY'S #440 SEAFOODRANCHO CORDOVACA
RALEY'S #443 SEAFOODELK GROVECA
RALEY'S #445 SEAFOODLODICA
SPD MARKET #1NEVADA CITYCA
SPD MARKET #2GRASS VALLEYCA
WHOLESOME CHOICE MARKETANAHEIMCA
ALBERTSONSVARIOUS LOCATIONSID
FISHERMANS MARKET & GRILLCOEUR DALENEID
FLYING FISH LLCSANDPOINTID
MILLERS HVST FDSSPIRIT LAKEID
NELS BI-LO FOOD CTR 0108POCATELLOID
ROSAUER'S #109MOSCOWID
ROSAUER'S #133LEWISTONID
YOKES FRESH MKT #04SANDPOINTID
YOKES FRESH MKT #05KELLOGGID
YOKES FRESH MKT #17POST FALLSID
ROD'S HARVEST FOODST IGNATIUSMT
ROSAUER'S #127MISSOULAMT
ROSAUER'S #137KALISPELLMT
ROSAUER'S #140BOZEMANMT
STEINS MARKET #4EUREKAMT
SUPER 1 FOODS-CITY CTRKALISPELLMT
SUPER 1 FOODS-EVERGREENKALISPELLMT
SUPER 1 FOODS-HAMILTONHAMILTONMT
SUPER 1 FOOD- STEVENSVILLESTEVENSVILLEMT
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 #115 SEAFOODGOLDEN VALLEYNV
RALEY'S #117 SEAFOODELKONV
SHUCKS TAVERN III- DURANGOLAS VEGASNV
ALBERTSONSVARIOUS LOCATIONSOR
DICK HOWARD'S MEATSKLAMATH FALLSOR
FITTS SEAFOODSALEMOR
FOOD 4 LESS - MEDFORDMEDFORDOR
INT'L C-FOOD MKT        DDFLORENCEOR
MANZANITA GROC.& DELIMANZANITAOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #1EUGENEOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #10EUGENEOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #11ASHLANDOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #2BEAVERTONOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #3PORTLANDOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #5WEST LINNOR
MARKET OF CHOICE #6EUGENEOR
NICKABOBS MEAT MARKET EBXROSEBURGOR
PACIFIC FISH & OYSTERPORTLANDOR
PACIFIC OYSTER-RETAILBAY CITYOR
ROTH'S #10 (UG# 47640)INDEPENDENCEOR
SHERMS #4ROSEBURGOR
SHERM'S THUNDERBIRD #2KLAMATH FALLSOR
SHERM'S THUNDERBIRD     **MEDFORDOR
SHOP N KART/ASHLAND     **ASHLANDOR
ZUPANS MACADAMPORTLANDOR
WINCO FOODSVARIOUS LOCATIONSTX
ALBERTSONSVARIOUS LOCATIONSUT
ALBERTSONSVARIOUS LOCATIONSWA
ANDERSONS GROCERYREPUBLICWA
DISSMORE'S IGAPULLMANWA
IGA FOOD CACHE LLCFIFEWA
LEPREKON #5MOSES LAKEWA
MARKET PLACE #228FRIDAY HARBORWA
ROSAUER'S #103SPOKANE VALLEYWA
ROSAUER'S #107SPOKANEWA
ROSAUER'S #129SPOKANEWA
ROSAUER'S #139YAKIMAWA
ROSAUER'S #170COLFAXWA
SUPER 1 FOODS #135COLVILLEWA
SUPER 1 FOODS #136WALLA WALLAWA
WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAYSEATTLEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #03SPOKANEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #07DEER PARKWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #08AIRWAY HEIGHTSWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #09SPOKANEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #10MEADWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #11SPOKANEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #12PASCOWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #13KENNEWICKWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #14WEST RICHLANDWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #15RICHLANDWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #16LIBERTY LAKEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #18SPOKANE VALLEYWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #19SPOKANEWA
YOKES FRESH MKT #20CHENEYWA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEAFOODAFTONWY

 

 

Product from the recalled lots was displayed at their seafood departments where the product was likely 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 or steak 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 purchased the frozen tuna loin (from Yellow Fin tuna) or tuna steak are urged to return it to the retailer for a full refund.

Firms that may have further repackaged, rebranded, or processed these products may be required to further recall product. 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 the Original Recall.

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