Hepatitis A contaminated Tuna Update [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring & US/Atlanta: FDA LogoUS Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) updates its investigational findings concerning the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to Frozen Tuna sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company, of Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc. of The Philippines and sold by Hilo Fish Company of Hawaii. FDA: http://ht.ly/f0yu30cnbsJ

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm

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According to the FDA, on May 1, the Hawaii Department of Health notified the Food and Drug Administration that a sample of Frozen Tuna Cubes from Indonesia tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus.

On May 2, the FDA contacted the Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC, a subsidiary distributor of Hilo Fish Company, to obtain additional information related to the positive Tuna sample. Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC initiated a product recall because the affected product had been distributed to its customers in Oahu, Hawaii (U.S. mainland and other Hawaiian Islands were not affected by the recall). The state of Hawaii embargoed the lot that tested positive and the FDA confirmed the sample was positive.

On May 16, Hilo Fish Company notified the FDA that it had submitted samples of additional shipments held in its cold storage facility in Hawaii to a private laboratory for testing and received additional positive results for the Hepatitis A virus.

Imported Tuna products from this facility were sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company and Santa Cruz Seafood and were distributed to restaurants and other retail locations in CA, NY, OK, and TX. The New York State Department of Health and the FDA verified that product shipped to New York was not sold to the public. The FDA’s investigation in connection with these firms is ongoing.

The current recall began May 18, 2017 and consists of Frozen Yellowfin Tuna Steaks from Sustainable Seafood Company and Yellowfin Tuna cubes from Santa Cruz Seafood. This recall by Hilo Fish Company includes the following:

  • Tuna Steaks, 8-ounce individually vacuum packed bags, sold with a production date code of 627152, a batch/lot number of 166623 and an expiration date: 2018-10-01.
  • Frozen Yellowfin Tuna Cubes, sold in individually vacuum packed 15 pound cases with a date code of 705342, a batch/lot number of 173448 and an expiration date of 2019-04-01.

The recalled Tuna was sold in the following locations:

  • California retail locations:
    • Almansor Court, 701 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA
    • Arroyo Trabuco, 26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA
    • Blue HI Café, 2 Embarcardero, San Francisco, CA
    • Bonito Poke, 2277 Shafter Ave. San Francisco, CA
    • Camp Four Wine Café, 1508 10th St. Modesto, CA
    • Doubletree, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA
    • Fenix, 919 4th ST. San Rafael, CA
    • Fuzio’s, 1020 10th St. Modesto, CA
    • Galaxy Foods Inc., 31224 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    • Galetto Ristorante, 1101 J St., Modesto, CA
    • High Sierra Grill House, 2003 W. Bullard, Fresno, CA
    • Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA
    • Jus Poke, 501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
    • Noelani, 1037 Laurel St. San Carlos, CA
    • Ola Mexican Kitchen, Huntington Beach, CA
    • Poke Shack, 2001 Lawton St. San Francisco, CA
    • Shamrock Foods, 12400 Riverside Dr. Eastvale, CA
  • Oklahoma and Texas retail locations:
    • Central Market Kitchen N, HEB Vendor #15385, Austin, TX
    • Conservatory Plano, 6401 Ohio Dr. Plano, TX
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 23535 Northgate Crossing, Spring, TX
    • Jack Ryan’s, 102 N. College Ave. Tyler, TX
    • Jack Ryan’s, 119 N. Longview St. Kilgore, TX
    • Johnny Tamale, 4647 E. Sam Houston, Pasadena, TX
    • Marriott Conf. Center, 2801 St. Hwy 9, Norman OK
    • Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, 10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX
    • Prestonwood CC, 15909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX
    • Sea Ranch Restaurant, 1 Padre Blvd., S Padre Island, TX
    • Sysco East Texas, 4577 Estes Pkwy, Longview, TX
    • Sysco Foods Central Texas, 1260 Schwab R. New Braunfels, TX
    • Sysco Food Houston, 10710 Greens Crossing Blvd, Houston, TX
    • The Schooner, 1507 S, Hwy 69, Nederland, TX

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Tuna, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Tuna to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Retailers should contact their distributor or wholesaler for return and/or safe disposal options.

Please note: this is an update to an earlier notification published on this site. To see all notifications relating to this recall and safety bulletin, please search for “Hilo Fish” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact 1-888-723-3366, Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time,

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