SAN ANTONIO – The FDA has issued a warning to Texas tuna consumers after an investigation yielded findings of hepatitis A linked to the frozen tuna.
The Hilo Fish Company began recalling tuna on May 18 after it tested positive for the hepatitis A virus, a release said. The CDC said it is not aware of anyone becoming sick from the frozen fish, but is asking those who are unvaccinated that believe they were exposed to the contaminated fish to get vaccinated if under 40 years old and above one year old.
The following stores are affected by the recall:
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
According to the FDA, consumers of the tuna could contract hepatitis A. The fish in question came from the Hilo Fish Company and was sourced from the Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood, Inc. in the Philippines.
Since the report, the FDA has taken extra steps to catch contaminated seafood by increasing screening measures from the aforementioned companies and collecting extra frozen tuna samples for testing.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine and pale stool, according to the FDA. Symptoms may not be present in an infected person until 15 to 50 days after eating the contaminated food.
Those who think they are infected should contact their doctor.
More information from the FDA can be found HERE.
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