Hepatitis Fears Prompt Tuna Recall; Bay Area Restaurants Affected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some imported frozen tuna cubes and steaks are being recalled after testing showed they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Hawaii-based Hilo Fish Company told the agency in May it had recalled yellowfin tuna that tested positive for the virus. Hilo says the fish was sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc. in the Philippines.

poke bowl, tuna

A poke bowl. (Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Some products were distributed to retail locations and restaurants in California, Texas and Oklahoma. According to the FDA, Bay Area restaurants which received the tuna include the Blue Hawaii Cafe at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center, Fenix Restaurant in San Rafael and Noelani’s Bar and Lounge in San Carlos.

FDA Tuna Recall – full list of locations affected (.pdf)

The FDA said Thursday no reports of illness have been linked to the fish.

Hilo Fish Company’s recalled products include 8-ounce steaks with label code 627152, and tuna cubes in 15-pound cases with label code 705342.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hepatitis A is a liver disease that can be transmitted through food or skin-to-skin contact.

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  1. At least it is not as bad as the Filipino women and their HIV. Eating that tuna will fuk you for life, y’all.

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