On April 4, 2010, Whole Foods Market announced a recall of Whole Catch Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks, due to potentially elevated levels of histamine discovered in the frozen food.
Elevated histamine can lead to an allergic reaction known as scombroid poisoning within minutes of eating the affected fish, with symptoms such as facial swelling, rash, hives, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or a tingling or burning sensation in the mouth.
The recall affects all 12-ounce bags of Whole Catch Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks (Frozen) with the following codes:
Whole Foods has received two reports of allergic reactions to the tuna, which was distributed to 28 states and the District of Columbia. Whole Foods has already removed the affect lot code from store shelves, and consumers are urged to return the recalled products to the store for a full refund. Whole Foods can be contacted at 512-542-0656.