Hilo Fish Company issues mainland recall after hepatitis A found in frozen tuna

A recall of frozen tuna contaminated with hepatitis A is affecting several states on the mainland.

The tuna was distributed by Hilo Fish Company, and consists of frozen yellowfin tuna steaks from Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam, and yellowfin tuna cubes from Santa Cruz Seafood in the Philippines.

The specific products are:

  • Tuna steaks, 8 oz. individually vacuum packed bags, Production date code: 627152, Lot number: 166623; Expiration date: 2018-10-01, and
  • Frozen Yellowfin tuna cubes, random; individually vacuum packed; 15 lb. case, Production date code: 705342, Lot number: 173448; Expiration date: 2019-04-01.

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

While the affected tuna was stored here, none was sold locally. The lots were shipped to the mainland U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing a list of establishments in California, Oklahoma, and Texas that may currently have potentially contaminated tuna in commerce to help alert consumers that may be at risk of the hepatitis A virus (see below).

Tuna was also shipped to restaurants and retail establishments in New York, however the New York State Department of Health and the FDA verified that the product was not sold to the public.

Hilo Fish Company is the parent company of Tropic Fish Hawaii, which was linked to a previous recall of frozen ahi contaminated with hepatitis A.

The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 and May 1 by food establishments on Oahu.

The FDA is collecting additional frozen tuna samples and increasing its screening measures and testing for imported seafood for these companies.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Contact your health care professional if you believe you have been exposed to contaminated tuna.

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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
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Jack Ryan’s 102 N. College Ave. Tyler, TX
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