Category Archives: Histamine

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Frozen Yellowfin Tuna Loins

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histamine in frozen yellowfin tuna loins and sakus (Thunnus albacares) from Vietnam, via Belgium in the UK

New Zealand – Hello Fresh food poisoning: 20 more people report symptoms after eating spoiled fish

New Zealand Herald

At least 20 people have now reported symptoms of food poisoning to health authorities after eating spoiled fish from food delivery service Hello Fresh.

An Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) spokesperson said that in the last 24 hours it has received around 20 calls from people who ate the food provided by the meal kit company.

When fish isn’t chilled properly, it can produce histamine that can be toxic to humans leading to scombroid poisoning, according to the New Zealand Food Safety website.

New Zealand – HelloFresh brand Trevally Fillets – Histamine

MPI

HelloFresh New Zealand Ltd is recalling specific batches of its HelloFresh brand Trevally Fillets as the product contains an elevated level of histamine.

Product identification
Product type Fresh fish fillets
Name of product (size)
  • HelloFresh brand Trevally Fillets (280g)
  • HelloFresh brand Trevally Fillets (560g)
Date marking Use by dates: 10.11.2020, 11.11.2020, 12.11.2020, and 13.11.2020

The batches were delivered in HelloFresh customer deliveries between 7 November to 11 November 2020.

Package size and description The product is sold in 280g and 560g plastic packages as part of a HelloFresh meal box.
Distribution The product is sold online through:

HelloFresh

and is available throughout New Zealand.

Notes This recall does not affect any other HelloFresh brand products.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the use by date mark on the product label.

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been reports of illness in New Zealand. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice. Report your or your families illness to your District Health Board’s Public Health Unit.

Public Health Unit contact details – Ministry of Health

Customers are advised to discard the product if not already consumed.

Increased levels of histamine causes scombroid poisoning.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact HelloFresh New Zealand Ltd:

  • Phone: (09) 886 9589
  • Address: 2/59 Walls Road, Penrose, Auckland.

RASFF Alert – Histamine – Canned Mackerel

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histamine (806 mg/kg – ppm) in canned mackerel fillets from Poland in the Czech Republic

Australia – Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g

FSANZ

Product information

Yuen’s Market Trading Co. is conducting a recall of Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g. The product has been available for sale at Asian grocery stores in Queensland.

Date markings

Best Before: 06/01/2023

Problem

The recall is due to biotoxin (histamine) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products containing histamine may cause illness/injury if consumed.

Country of origin

Vietnam

What to do​

Consumers should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Yuen’s Market Trading Co.

(07) 3722 8100

sales@yuensmarket.com.au

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Australia – Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g – Histamine

FSANZ

Date published: 22 October 2020

Product information

Yuen’s Market Trading Co. is conducting a recall of Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com 450g. The product has been available for sale at Asian grocery stores in Queensland.

Date markings

Best Before: 06/01/2023

Problem

The recall is due to biotoxin (histamine) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products containing histamine may cause illness/injury if consumed.

Country of origin

Vietnam

What to do​

Consumers should not eat this product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Yuen’s Market Trading Co.

(07) 3722 8100

sales@yuensmarket.com.au

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RASFF Alerts – Histamine – Wrapped Tuna Sashimi Chunks – Frozen King Fish

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histamine (811 mg/kg – ppm) in wrapped tuna sashimi chunks from Sri Lanka, via the United Kingdom in Ireland

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histamine (452; 340 mg/kg – ppm) in frozen king fish from Vietnam in the UK

France – Product recall: Fresh yellowfin tuna from supplier Merricq – Histamine

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Product recall: Fresh yellowfin tuna from supplier Merricq

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

This product has high levels of histamine which can cause, quickly after ingestion, digestive or even skin disorders, accompanied by headaches.

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and return to the point of sale for reimbursement.
People who have consumed this product and present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption.
Heat treatments such as cooking do not destroy histamine.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Product
FRESH ALBACORE LONG TUNA SP 4 / 8KG 2P, SUPPLIER MERICQ

▸ Sale
• In the traditional department
• In the Self-service department packed by your fishmonger

From September 11 to September 21

▸ Consumer service contact
For any further information, you can contact the consumer service by dialing the Freephone number: 0 800 13 30 16 (free service and call) from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm.

▸ Source
https://www.geantcasino.fr/

RASFF Alert – Foodborne Outbreak – Histamine – Chilled Tuna

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foodborne outbreak suspected to be caused by and histamine (434 mg/kg – ppm) in chilled tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Sri Lanka, via France in Belgium

RASFF Alert – Foodborne Outbreak caused by Histamine -Thawed Tuna

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RASFF –  foodborne outbreak caused by histamine (>490; >1000 mg/kg – ppm) in thawed tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Sweden, with frozen raw material from the Netherlands in Sweden