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Scombroid poisoning can occur when consuming improperly preserved fish. The toxin acts as a histamine and is produced following the growth of bacteria in improperly stored fish. There’s no sure-fire way of testing the presence of Scombroid in fish. Fish containing scombroid toxin may taste peppery or metallic.

Diagnosis: Scombroid

Updated: September 17, 2020 9:28 AM

Rampila Restaurant, Valletta, Malta

Symptoms: Nausea Other
Rampila Restaurant, St. Johns Cavalier, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1110, Malta

September 17, 2020 9:28 AM

“I was poisoned at this restaurant, 3 weeks ago.

I was taken for lunch by two business colleagues both long-standing customers.

After looking at the menu, I was informed that the Lampuki fish is a specialty of Malta. Fatefully, I ordered Lampuki.

After lunch, I returned to my hotel room ne... See Morearby and within minutes of arrival began to feel unwell. My head was turning and I felt dizzy and lay on the bed gasping for breath.

I tried to get up but just couldn’t. Waves of nausea descended and my heart was beating fast, which I later discovered is a potentially life threatening condition, called tachycardia.

Eventually and with great difficulty, I managed to reach for the bedside phone and called for help. Ten minutes later, I was in an ambulance headed to the Emergency Room at the Mater Dei hospital.

The doctor in charge of my case, on hearing that I had eaten Lampuki fish, diagnosed Scombroid poisoning.

Scombroid is a not uncommon cause of food poisoning that results from the inferior handling and preparation of raw fish such as the Lampuki.

I was injected with an antihistamine and placed on a drip.

Within a few hours I was released from hospital still feeling shaken and rotten. I returned to my hotel and slept for the next 14 hours. On waking I still felt shaky.

Although I have recovered physically, I still suffer nightmares as a result of the memories of panic induced by the Scombroid poisoning.

I have reported this matter to them and requested compensation.

I supplied them with a medical report but I have heard nothing positive despite writing to them several times. I have not even received an apology.

Draw your own conclusion before choosing to dine there.
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

The Cheesecake Factory, Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Skin Rash
The Cheesecake Factory, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, 20817 Maryland, United States

February 11, 2020 7:49 PM

Tuna  I had the tuna tataki salad (which I always get) and within minutes my face and lips were numb. I’m not allergic so I was worried and within an hour I was covered in a sunburn like rash and rushed to the ER with they kept me overnight for scomboid toxicity  See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

Yellowfin/Ahi Tuna - Recalled linked to scombroid

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, 9403 Ambleside Drive, Fishers, 46038 Delaware, United States

December 25, 2019 9:28 PM

“FDA has announced that recalls of yellowfin/ahi tuna supplied by Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD of Vietnam have not effectively removed potentially harmful products from the market and be contaminated by Scombroid. Scombrotoxin fish poisoning can occur when fish is not properly chilled or preserved and be... See Moregins to spoil, resulting in increased histamine levels. Histamine cannot be destroyed by freezing or cooking.

Tuna from this supplier is still within its shelf life and could have been sold thawed or frozen ground tuna meat, poke cubes, steaks, or loins.­­ The following companies imported tuna from Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD:

- Mical Seafood Inc. (Davie, FL)
- Northern Fisheries LTD. (Little Compton, RI)
- Alfa International Seafood Inc. (Medley, FL)
- Aquabest Seafood LLC (Miami, FL)
- Gamma Seafood Corporation (Medley, FL)
- J. DeLuca Fish Company, Inc. (San Pedro, CA)
- Sym-Pac International Inc. (Corona, CA)
- Worldwide Seafood Products LLC (Perth Amboy, NJ)

Consumers should ask if the yellowfin tuna being served or sold was imported from the Vietnamese supplier Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD and has a production date in 2019.

To read more click here: fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

Trade, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Other
Trade, 540 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, 02210 Massachusetts, United States

December 12, 2019 9:15 PM

“Scombriod poisoning is what I was told I have. Has to do with house the fish is stored/kept. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

New Yellowfin Tuna recall due to scombroid poisoning

Panera Bread, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

November 25, 2019 7:00 PM

“The FDA announced that frozen Yellowfin Tuna Medallions products are subject to a recall by Northern Fisheries LTD because of the potential of causing scombroid fish poisoning. The recall notice does not specify the amount of recalled products.

FDA advises consumers not to consume the recalled pr... See Moreoducts and discard them immediately. The products were distributed in CT, MI, MN, RI, and WI under the "Tuna King" brand.
- Tuna King. Tuna Medallions (10x1lb). UPC code: 815838020638. Production date: 06/13/2019 (ALL LOTS)

You can check the full recall notice on the FDA website fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

November 17, 2019 7:04 PM

“As part of the investigation of Yellowfin Tuna products due to the potential to cause Scombroid poisoning the FDA identified Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD as the common supplier of tuna that was likely consumed by most of the ill people. FDA asked the supplier to initiate a voluntary recall of all of it... See Mores imported yellowfin tuna but this has yet happened.

FDA advises consumers to ask if the yellowfin tuna they are being served or sold was imported from the Vietnamese supplier Truong Phu Xanh Co., LTD; if so, don't purchase it.

To read about the outbreak visit our news section.

Source: FDA.gov fda.gov
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

Giant Food, South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea
Giant Food, 2901-11 South Glebe Road, Arlington, 22206 Virginia, United States

August 11, 2019 9:22 PM

“Bought Tuna steaks on sale 8/10/19 got scombroid fish food poisoning. Within minutes of eating lips felt swollen and entire mouth felt burnt. Face flushed, red and hot 30 minutes later. 2 hours later everything in my stomach was liquified and emptied. Hoping that’s all.

This is caused by tuna no... See Moret being kept at proper temperature. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

Red Lobster, McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Skin Rash
Red Lobster, 3707 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock, 72116 Arkansas, United States

August 2, 2019 9:34 PM

“We ate at 11:23 am. There was 3 of us in the party but only one had lobster and crab dish the other two had shrimp dishes. My husband had the crab lover's dream plate with lobster mashed potatoes, and lobster artichoke dip. My daughter had the seaside shrimp trio and I had the coconut shrimp. We lef... See Moret the resteraunt about soonish. Drove to sesrcy,AR. Went to watch a movie at 330pm. My husband became violently I'll throwing up like the exorcist and diarrhea at the same time. He literally painted the walls with his vomit and p**p. He was gone a few minutes too long so we checked on him. He was weak in the floor covered in feces and vomit. And a bright red rash all over his face. I immediately left the theater and brought him to the Unity Health emergency room in searcy, AR. He was placed into the emergency department. And diagnosed with scrumboid poisoning. He was given fluids by ivy and medications to stop the horrible flow of vomit and diarrhea. We spent 5 hours in the emergency room. I notified Red Lobster manager. They really need to be checked. This manager told me their crab and lobsters come from canada and cooked daily. We was there upon opening on this date. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

San Francisco Fish Company, San Francisco, CA, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Fever
San Francisco Fish Company, San Francisco, 94111 California, United States

July 9, 2019 7:02 PM

“Ordered tuna burger. Noticed unusual metallic taste. Within the hour developed flushed skin, itchiness, fast heart rate, followed later by diarrhea. Condition improved after taking benadryl. Symptoms match scombroid or histamine poisoning. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

A1A Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, King Street, St. Augustine, FL, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Weakness Other Headache Blurry vision Skin Rash
A1A Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, 1 King Street, St. Augustine, 32084 Florida, United States

March 10, 2019 7:58 PM

“Twenty minutes after eating rare tuna, I came down with nausea, headache, weakness, an urgent bowel movement, blurred vision, chest rash, low blood pressure, and was red in my face. An ER doctor diagnosed this as Scombroid poisoning. The restaurant is not necessarily at fault; it could have been th... See Moree fish supplier. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Scombroid

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Check the full recall details on food.gov.uk

Source: FSA
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Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting
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Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Other Stomach Pain
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November 24, 2020 6:01 PM

“Company name: Shenandoah Growers, Inc
Brand name: The Fresh Market, Good & Gather and more
Product recalled: Organic Basil
Reason of the recall: Possible Cyclospora contamination
FDA Recall date: November 24, 2020
Recall details: Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA) out of an abundance of... See Morecaution, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units in select packages, due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora. These were packed under branded and private label fresh cut organic certified basil clamshells at its Jefferson, GA facility and Harrisonburg, VA facility with the following lot codes, all with the country of origin of Colombia.

Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between 10/20/2020 and 10/30/2020 in various states including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Washington DC. Click on the link below to see the full list of affected lot codes.

The Shenandoah Growers recall includes only those clamshells of certified organic basil clearly marked with the affected lot codes listed above. The lot code can be found printed on each clamshell. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a package pulled by the Florida Department of Agriculture on 11/2/2020 from a retail store in Florida indicated the potential presence of Cyclospora.

Affected Shenandoah Growers customers have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove and discard recalled products from all store shelves, distribution and other inventories to ensure they are no longer available for sale or consumption. These products were harvested and packed nearly 4 weeks ago and should no longer be in commerce.

No other Shenandoah Growers products are subject to recall, and the company has no knowledge of any illness reported or related to this product. Consumers who may have a recalled basil product should discard it immediately and not eat it. Consumers with questions, or to obtain refunds, may contact the Shenandoah Growers Consumer Response Center at 844-896-6939 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Eastern time.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Cyclospora