FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 4, 2011 - Rouses Markets (www.rouses.com) announced the voluntary recall of wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks labeled as product of USA with a UPC Code beginning with 208732 sold at Rouses Markets with Sell By dates between December 1, 2010 and January 27, 2011. These previously frozen tuna steaks are being recalled because of potential elevated levels of histamine. This recall does not impact any other fish or seafood sold by Rouses Markets.
High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction, called histamine fish poisoning or scrombroid fish poisoning, that may result in symptoms that generally appear within minutes to an hour after eating the affected fish. There have been two reported incidents by consumers. Rouses Markets feels that while these were isolated incidents, this is the responsible reaction, and that every precautionary measure should be taken when it comes to its customers’ health and safety.