Northern Fisheries Yellowfin Tuna Medallion Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Logo - Northern FisheriesNorthern Fisheries Ltd., a Little Compton, Rhode Island establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of frozen, wild-caught Yellowfin Tuna Medallions due to suspected high levels of Histamine and consequential risk of Scombroid Fish Poisoning and Anaphylaxis, both serious and Yellowfin fatal conditions, requiring immediate medical intervention.


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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following fish products are subject to this recall:

  • Northern Fisheries Yellowfin Tuna Medallion, sold in 2 to 3-ounce packages 10 by 1 pound cases with a production date of 06/13/2019, an internal batch/lot of 0058797 and a UPC of 815838020638

According to the FDA, Northern Fisheries has recalled certain batch/lots of Frozen, Wild-Caught Yellowfin Tuna Medallions, product of Vietnam. This recall is due to suspected 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.

The most common symptoms of Histamine or Scombroid Fish Poisoning are tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; these symptoms usually resolve within several hours without medical intervention. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. If symptoms are severe, you should seek immediate medical attention for treatment on an emergency basis.

These tuna fish products were sold in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled fish products identified above.

==> For information about Scombroid Fish Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Yellowfin Tuna Medallion products, and could be allergic to their Histamine ingredients, have a close family member who is allergic or has previously experienced Anaphylaxis or are unsure of your allergy status, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat Scombroid Fish Poisoning and/or Anaphylaxis.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Yellowfish Tuna Medallions, please search for “tuna” or more generically, “fish” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Northern Fisheries at 1-401-592-0600 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Histamine contamination, please search for “Histamine” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Northern Fisheries Ltd, please search for “Northern Fisheries” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 12323-2019
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