A recall has been issued for frozen tuna that was used to make ahi poke sushi on Oahu, Hawaii after it tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus.
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UPDATE: Frozen Tuna Recalled for Hepatitis A
May 2017 — Hilo Fish Co. of Hawaii recalled frozen yellowfin tuna steaks and cubes that were sold in Texas, California, and Oklahoma due to a risk of Hepatitis A. The tuna was distributed to sushi and poke restaurants, food service companies, and hotels.
What is Ahi Poke?
Poke (pronounced “POH-keh”) is a raw fish salad that is served as an appetizer or entree in Hawaiian cuisine. The most common type of fish used in poke is raw tuna (ahi) and it is usually cut into cubes, mixed with sauce, seaweed, or vegetables, and sometimes eaten with rice.
Raw Tuna (Ahi) Tests Positive for Hepatitis A
On May 3, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) issued a notice (PDF) that frozen cubes of raw tuna (ahi) that was imported from Indonesia and used to make ahi poke tested positive for Hepatitis A.
The recalled ahi poke was sold from April 27 through May 1, 2017 at several food establishments on Oahu. Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC imported 200 tainted 15-pound boxes of frozen ahi cubes, but only 60 were sold.
Where Was the Recalled Ahi Poke Sold?
The recalled fish was distributed to the following food establishments to prepare ahi poke:
- Times Supermarket and Shima’s
- GP Hawaiian Food Catering
- Crab Shack Kapolei (also known as Maile Sunset Bar & Grill in Kapolei)
- ABC Store at 205 Lewers Street
The original recall notice from the health department mistakenly listed Aloha Sushi at 3131 N. Nimitz Highway, but the company did not actually sell frozen raw ahi that was contaminated with Hepatitis A.
What Should I Do?
Anyone who is not immune to Hepatitis A who ate ahi poke from the establishments listed above after April 27, 2017 should seek medical attention immediately. The Hepatitis A vaccine or a shot of immune globulin (IG) can sometimes prevent infections if administered within 14 days.
People who have had Hepatitis A in the past should be immune against future infections. Two doses of the vaccine are necessary for full protection and they must be given at least 6 months apart.
How Long Until Symptoms Appear?
Hepatitis A is a virus that causes liver inflammation and flu-like symptoms for up to two months. Unlike other types of hepatitis that last a lifetime, the body can usually eliminate the Hepatitis A virus. Children who are infected with Hepatitis A may not have symptoms.
Hepatitis A Virus Symptoms
The early symptoms of Hepatitis A infection may include:
- Poor appetite
- Sore throat
- Runny nose and eyes
- Joint aches
- Changes in taste and smell
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