AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — The Food and Drug Administration is urging caution and beginning an investigation of frozen tuna shipped from Indonesia that may be tainted with the hepatitis A virus. The tuna is believed to have been shipped to several locations around Texas.
The FDA has issued a recall for frozen yellowfin tuna steaks from Sustainable Seafood Company and yellowfin tuna cubes from Santa Cruz Seafood.
This recall by Hilo Fish Company includes 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, date code: 705342, Lot number: 173448; Expiration dates: 2019-04-01.
The tuna was potentially shipped to the following Texas stores:
- 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
No illnesses have been reported related to the tuna but if you feel you have gotten sick or eaten contaminated tuna within the last two weeks, you are urged to contact your doctor.
Contaminated shellfish, berries and salads are the most frequent foodborne sources of hepatitis A.
The contaminated tuna was initially found in a tuna shipment in Hawaii.
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