Mical Seafood Inc. expands recent histamine tuna recall

Posted: 17 October 2019 | | No comments yet

The previous Mical Seafood Inc recall from 2 October 2019 has been expanded to include products wholesaled in 23 states, due to potentially elevated levels of histamine.


Mical Seafood, Inc of Florida, US, has expanded a recent recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins, tuna poke, tuna steaks, tuna ground meat, and tuna saku (products of Vietnam) due to potentially elevated levels of histamine.

Elevated levels of histamines can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid fish poisoning that may result in symptoms that can generally appear within minutes to several hours after eating the affected fish.


Symptoms of histamine or scombroid fish poisoning include tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. These symptoms usually resolve within several hours without medical intervention. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. If symptoms are severe an individual should seek immediate medical attention for treatment.

Product info

These tuna products were wholesaled to customers in states: AL, CA, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and WI.

Production dates can be found on the ends of the Mical Brand master cases. These dates are stamped on to the masters as they are produced.

Customers who received products with the listed production dates of: 04/01/2019 to 05/31/2019 should not consume them.

The affected product lots can be found on the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) website. Inventory should be quarantined until returned to the supplier or to Mical Seafood, Inc.

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