Category Archives: Histamine

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Canned Sardines

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RASFF-histamine (258 mg/kg – ppm) in canned sardines from Croatia in France

RASFF Alerts – Histamine -Chilled Yellowfin Tuna – Skipjack Tuna – Chilled Tuna

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RASFF-foodborne outbreak caused by histamine (1358; 1565; 1739 mg/kg – ppm) in chilled yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Sri Lanka in Italy

RASFF-histamine (466 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen skipjack tuna (Euthynnnus pelamis) from Vietnam in Spain

RASFF-histamine (259 mg/kg – ppm) in chilled tuna from Italy in France

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Raw Mackerel

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RASFF-histamine (171 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen raw mackerel from India in the UK

UK – Diamond Food Sales recalls frozen Indian mackerel due to presence of Histamine

FSA

Diamond Food Sales Ltd is recalling batches of frozen Indian mackerel due to the presence of Histamine.

Product details

FROZEN INDIAN MACKEREL WHOLE ROUND

Pack size Net Weight 630g Gross Weight 700 g
Batch code 7224208000553 (Barcode)
Best before FEBRUARY 2020
FROZEN MACKEREL HEADLESS 2 FOR 5.50

Pack size Net Weight 630g Gross Weight 700g
Batch code 7224209187499 (Barcode)
Best before 10 AUG 2019
INDIAN MACKEREL WHOLE 2 FOR £5

Pack size Net Weight 630g Gross Weight 700g
Batch code 7224209000927 (Barcode)
Best before 10 DEC 2019

No other Diamond Food Sales products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

High levels of Histamine can cause Scombrotoxin poisoning with symptoms resembling an allergic reaction, nausea, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, itching, oral burning sensation, red rash, flushing of the face and hypotension.

RASFF Alerts – Histamine -Tuna – Mackerel

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RASFF-histamine (>2500 mg/kg – ppm) in thawed tuna fillets (Thunnus albacares) from Spain in France

RASFF -histamine (570 mg/kg – ppm) in chilled mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from Denmark in Italy

Information -Fish histamine poisoning

Food Authority NSW

Histamine fish poisoning (or Scombroid poisoning) is a type of food poisoning caused by elevated levels of histamine being present in the fish.

Naturally occurring bacteria in fish produce an enzyme which converts histidine in the fish to histamine.

Histamine fish poisoning usually occurs in certain species of fish, such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, swordfish and marlin.

Information at the Link above.

RASFF Alert – Histamine -Anchovy Fillets with Olive Oil

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RASFF-histamine (220; 260 mg/kg – ppm) in anchovy fillets with olive oil from Italy in Italy