Scombroid Fish Poisoning LawyerOutbreaks of scombroid fish poisoning have been linked to tuna and other types of fish that were not refrigerated properly.

Need a Texas Food Poisoning Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with scombroid fish poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Mical Seafood Recalls Tuna Sold in Texas After Scombroid Outbreak

In October 2019, Mical Seafood Inc. of Florida recalled various tuna products after 4 reports of scombroid fish poisoning were confirmed.

The recalled tuna products include yellowfin tuna poke cubes, tuna loins, ground tuna meat, and 6-ounce tuna steaks that were produced between April 2, 2019, and May 14, 2019.

The tuna was sold in Texas and other states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, California, Michigan, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten and Grand Cayman.

Alfa Seafood Recalls Tuna After 5 Scombroid Illnesses

Alfa International Seafood recalled wild-caught yellowfin tuna after 5 people suffered scombroid fish poisoning. The tuna loins were sold at Baker’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, JayC Food, Kroger and Payless stores in 16 states between August 20, 2019 and September 7, 2019.

Kroger Recalls Tuna After Scombroid Outbreak

In September 2019, Kroger grocery stores recalled raw yellowfin tuna steaks after 4 cases of scombroid fish poisoning were reported in Ohio.

The recalled tuna and pre-seasoned tuna steaks were marked with sell-by dates between August 29, 2019 and September 14, 2019.

The tuna was recalled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

What is Scombroid Fish Poisoning?

Scombroid fish poisoning is an illness that occurs when people eat certain species of fish that were not refrigerated or preserved properly. It occurs in tuna, mackerels, bluefish, dolphinfish, mahi-mahi, and amberjacks.

What Causes Scombroid Illnesses?

Outbreaks of scombroid poisoning can occur when wild-caught fish are not put on ice in the first 6-12 hours of being caught.

When tuna and certain other fish are not refrigerated properly, bacteria grow in the partly-spoiled fish and generate histamine. Histamine triggers an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning in people who eat the fish.

Early Symptoms of Scombroid Poisoning

Scombroid fish poisoning will cause symptoms within a few minutes or a few hours of eating the fish. Early symptoms may include:

  • Face flushing and sweating
  • Burning-peppery taste in the mouth and throat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Itching

Severe Signs of Scombroid Poisoning

  • Rash on the face
  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Heart palpitations
  • Short-term diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blurry vision
  • Breathing problems
  • Tongue swelling

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