Save-On-Foods Ahi Tuna Recall [Canada]


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Pricesmart Foods, Save on Foods and Urban Fare branded Ahi Tuna products

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Canada/Ottawa: Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership (“Save-On-Foods”), a Langley, British Columbia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Pricesmart Foods, Save on Foods and Urban Fare branded Ahi Tuna products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Histamine contamination and consequential risk of Scombroid poisoning, Anaphylaxis, severe illness, and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/ISfk30qpfwm

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2020/72523r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Tuna products are subject to this recall:

  • Pricesmart branded O/W Ahi Tuna, sold in variable sizes; affected batch/lots: all units sold from September 18, 2019 to November 6, 2019 at Pricesmart stores in British Columbia with a UPC that starts with a UPC of 226248
  • Save on Foods branded O/W Ahi Tuna, sold in variable sizes; affected batch/lots: all units sold from November 7, 2019 to February 28, 2020 at Pricesmart stores in British Columbia with a UPC that starts with a UPC of 226248
  • Urban Fare branded O/W Ahi Tuna, sold in variable sizes; affected batch/lots: all units sold from September 18, 2019 to February 28, 2020 at Urban Fare stores in Alberta and British Columbia with a UPC that starts with a UPC of 226248

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, Save-On-Foods has recalled certain batch/lots of Pricesmart, Ahi Tuna, Save on Foods and Urban Fare branded Ahi Tuna products from the Canadian marketplace due to elevated levels of Histamine. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Fish products identified above.

Please note: while these Ahi Tuna Fish products may be close to or past their use-by dates, they may be in your freezers or storage chillers. If you have purchased these products within the last year, please check your refrigerators, chillers and/or freezers to ensure these food products have not been stored for future consumption. If found, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for refund.

Food contaminated with high levels of histamine may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Histamines are not destroyed by cooking. High levels of Histamines in Fish can cause an allergic-type reaction known as Scombroid Poisoning. Symptoms can include burning throat, diarrhea, dizziness, facial swelling, headache, vomiting and a peppery taste in mouth.

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

==> 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 believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Ahi Tuna products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

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

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

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

==> 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 Pricesmart Foods, please search for “Pricesmart” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership, please search for “Save-On-Foods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed
Recalls Direct RIN: 12791-2020
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