Whole Foods Market recalls frozen Tuna Steaks for high levels of histamine

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Elevated levels of histamine prompts Yellow fin Tuna recall.

Product liability attorneys alerts- Whole Foods Market recalls Yellow fin Tuna for high histamine levels.

Washington, D.C.—Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (frozen) have been recalled by Whole Foods Market and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/ for elevated levels of histamine. The FDA announced the recall on Sunday, April 4, 2010.

The recalled Tuna Steaks with a best by date of December 5, 2010, have increased histamine levels, which could result in symptoms that generally appear within a few minutes or up to an hour after ingesting the fish. The FDA reported, “The product, sold in twelve ounce bags with Best by Date: exp 05 DEC 2010 with Lot Code: 4853309157A and displays the following UPC code: 0-99482-42078-9 Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (Frozen) 12 oz.”

The elevated histamine levels can cause allergic reactions called scombroid poisoning. The symptoms of scombroid poisoning include tingling or burning sensation of the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Each person may react differently to the histamine.

So far there have been two reported incidents by consumers. This recall does not affect any other fish or seafood product sold by Whole Foods Market. The product was distributed and sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Connecticut, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, Maine and Washington, D.C. Anyone who has bought the product can return it to the store to get a full refund.

For further information consumers may contact the company by calling 512-542-0656.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.