Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recall: Whole Foods Yellowfin Tuna Steaks May Contain High Levels of Toxin Histimine

"Whole Foods Market, the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, is recalling frozen yellowfin tuna steaks because the fish could have high levels of the toxin histimine.

The affected tuna steaks were sold in 12-ounce packages labeled "Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks." There is a best if used by date of Decemeber 5, 2010 and lot code 4853309157A on each package.
The Centers for Disease Control says high histimine levels can cause scombroid poisoning, an allergic reaction with symptoms including tingling or burning sensations in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea."

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