Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to some frozen tuna steaks that are being recalled for possible high levels of histamine.
The Whole Foods Market is recalling its Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks because of possible elevated levels of histamine.
The product — sold in 12-ounce bags — has a Best by Date: exp 05 DEC 2010 and Lot Code: 4853309157A. The UPC code is 0-99482-42078-9.
The frozen product was distributed in Georgia in addition to 27 other states and the District of Columbia.
High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning. The most common symptoms in humans are tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms generally appear within minutes to an hour after ingesting.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to Whole Foods Market for a full refund. Those with questions should call (512) 542-0656.