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Diagnosis: Scombroid

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

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Skin Rash
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... See More scomboid toxicity 
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Yellowfin/Ahi Tuna - Linked to scombroid

Report Type: Outbreak
“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 begins to spoil, resulting... See More 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

Trade, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Other
“Scombriod poisoning is what I was told I have. Has to do with house the fish is stored/kept. ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

New Yellowfin Tuna recall due to scombroid poisoning

Report Type: Food Recall
“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 products and discard them... See More 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

Update - Yellowfin Tuna Recall Due to Scombroid Concern

Report Type: Food Recall
“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... See More of all of its 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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Giant Food, South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea
“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... See More not being kept at proper temperature.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

San Francisco Fish Company, San Francisco, CA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Fever
“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. ”
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A1A Ale Works Restaurant & Taproom, King Street, St. Augustine, FL, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Weakness
“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 the... See More fish supplier.
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Trader Joe's, Walter Seaholm Drive, Austin, TX, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting
Tuna Burgers. SKU# 54638. Scombroid Poisoning. Tingling mouth and tongue. Nausea and vomiting. Restricted air passage. ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Hung Xing Seafood, Jalan Kendera, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Vomiting
“Had a wedding dinner on the 20th of october 2018. During that time of the date somewhere between 9pm-9.30pm had a stomachache that is excruciating. It felt like i drank milk(lactose intolerant) kind of pain. Thought maybe do some no.2(go poo poo) would make it better. But i was wrong... See More and felt very unpleasent with myself after doing no.2. Felt very unwell so i decided to go home straight from the event. Upon almost arriving home i suddenly exploded with vomit during my drive back home. Luckily i manage to park on the road side to avoid congestion to the traffic. While the car is parked. I continue vomitting nonstop for 4 episodes of it. Wondering wat was going on that time why i vomit suddenly. No kore second thoughts. So i immediately drove back home because i was near to my house already at that time. So i continue driving with the stains on the car. Upon reach just infeont of the house i felt weak and continue vomiting nonstop. Another 3 episodes of it. But this time it came out blood. Body was getting weak and weaker manage to call my wife out of the house in need of help.. Fwlt so helpless and weak already at that time. My sister and my wife immediately rushed my to the hospital right after cleaning me at home. Landed in the emergency room with the help of some nurses and doctors. Not sure how many and who was it. I only know this by the sound of their voices. I was trembling and felt like suffocating at that time. Not sure wat was the time maybe it was 10.40pm at that time. So the doctor continue with their jobs to find out wat was wrong with me. After waking up at nearly 2am. Im already on a wheelchair and the nurse is pushing me to a ward. The next morning the doctor gave me the answer to me that i was diagnosed with scromboid poisoning.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

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Meijer Macaroni & cheese, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Stomach Pain
“Mac and cheese Three children. 1 hr after eating. They got  diarrhea after, then abdominal pain and vomiting. Older soon also got nausea.The Mac and cheese has greenish bluish coloring in it. Took a video.  ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Stop & Shop, Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
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Hello Fresh, Toms River, NJ, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Vomiting
“I ate Pasta Parmesan and a Fresh Express Veggie Lovers salad mix mixed with Fresh Express Fancy Greens salad mix topped with Fresh Gourmet Italian Seasoned Croutons, purchased from Acme, a bag of mixed peppers, purchased from Lidl, dressed with Brianna's Home Style Rich Poppy Seed dressing. Walkers pure butter... See More shortbread and theo organic chocolate Nutcracker Brittle.
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Stephen King Drive, Augusta, ME, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
Garlic fries Purchased garlic fries at 2:15 PM and was nauseous within the hour. The vomiting started about 3 hours after eating. So violently that I am vomiting blood as well. It was the only thing I ate since the day before and was right after eating them so i... See More do believe it was from that.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
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Stony Creek Roadhouse, 26 Mile Road, Shelby Charter Township, MI, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Fever
“Ate the special with fried shrimp on Friday evening Jan 17, 2020. My sister and I went to eat and I had about 6 of the shrimp and she had 3. We were both very ill 4 hours later, vomiting, chills, fever, diarrhea. I thought the shrimp tasted unusual and... See More did not enjoy them. Thought maybe it was just my taste buds. Unfortunately, I am very concerned because I have had MRSA, herpes and issues with my heart. I am 58 and concerned about this infection staying in my system and causing more damage to my overall health. My sister does not have any health issues. I am afraid to go to the doctor because I am afraid they will just think I am being paranoid or a hypochondriac but I am still feeling sick.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
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|1 person found this review helpful

Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) - recalled over potential E. coli contamination

Report Type: Food Recall
“FDA announced the recall of Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) by Quesos La Ricura because they might be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli bacteria. No illnesses haven reported linked to this recall.

FDA advises consumers to return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund. The... See More recalled products were distributed to retail stores in NY, NC, PA, GA, FL.

- Quesos La Ricura Queso Cotija, Cotija Cheese aged over 60 days (12 oz). UPC: 7 69087 00933 6. “Sell By” date May 20, 2020-3 / May 20, 2020-4

The full recall notice is available on the FDA website fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Silani Mozzarella Ball - recalled in Ontario due to E. coli

Report Type: Food Recall
“CFIA announced the recall of Mozzarella Ball cheese by Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. as they might be contaminated with generic E. coli. The product was distributed to retailers in Ontario province, Canada.

- Silani Mozzarella Ball (260 g). UPC: 0 65052 51369 4. Best Before: 2021.01.08

Check the full recall... See More notice on the CFIA website inspection.gc.ca

Source: CFIA

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“My, husband, me and my son were flying back from vacation in Florida on 3/24/19. We arrived at the Nashville, TN Airport and were hungry. We went to food place but they were out of breakfast sandwiches. My son said, "let's go to here. So we did. My son ordered... See More a chicken, egg and cheese biscuit. When he opened it the egg was missing. We went to the counter and they told us to keep the sandwich and they gave my son a new one with egg on it. I decided I would order a sandwich as well. I ordered a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. My husband decided to eat my son's sandwich that was incorrect without the egg on it. We hadn't eaten anything since the afternoon the day before. We flew home to Oklahoma and unpacked, I went to the grocery store and ran a few errands. Back at the house around 7pm and I was cooking dinner. I was standing at the counter and had almost completed my husband's and son's dinner plates when my stomach started hurting. It was a really weird feeling and my husband looked at me and said, "honey, are you ok? I said, no, I think I'm going to get sick. I excused myself and came back a few minutes later and thought I had passed. Within 2 minutes I said, I'm going to get sick. Left and was in the bathroom for hours, getting sick and other things continually. It was so brutal. I finally had to text my husband from the bathroom telling him I needed him to take me to the emergency room. We finally got to the ER and they admitted me and gave me several medications trying to help me stop getting sick. They finally discharged me but I got sick again and they re-admitted me. I was re-admitted 3 different times. During my time in the hospital, my son, 16 years old, was at home sleeping. An hour after me being in the hospital my husband's phone rang. We couldn't hear our son but knew by the phone number it was him. He was getting violently ill as well. The only thing in common we ate was this. It was the egg in the sandwich. I spoke with the manager many times and the owner of that location. I have dozens of emails and was assured by manager that my medical bills would be paid. They have not paid anything and continually avoid my calls. My last conversation with owner was right before Thanksgiving when he called me and said he was sorry for what I went through. He said he was sorry for not calling me sooner but their insurance company told him not too. He went against their telling him not to call me and told me we were going to figure this out and he would call me the week after Thanksgiving. He has not called me since.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
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|2 people found this review helpful

Chick-fil-A, 6350 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822, United States

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“I had a grilled chicken sandwich meal with a gluten free bun. Two hours later when I got home I started having diarrhea, vomiting and I passed out. I have now been at the hospital for two days for these on going issues. ”
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User

Walmart Supercenter, South Western Avenue, Marion, IN, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Other
“Bought groceries around 4pm. Steak (Angus Ny Strips and Salad were in the cart) Placed in the fridge for later consumption. When I took 1 piece of the raw steak, the one underneath had a grey color under it, but the one I went to cook was all pink. 9pm... See More rolls around, and I cook up the steak until brown all the way through, using salt and pepper to taste. Cut it up, mixed it into my salad. Used Italian dressing (olive garden). 1 hour later, I threw it all up. (I drank Ice Mountain water with it)

Bought steak last week, (exact type) cooked it, and ate it without any issues, but neither pieces of steak had any discoloration at all, so that could mean something.

Conclusion: Steak or the Salad caused me to get sick.
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
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What is Scombroid Poisoning?

Scombroid poisoning can occur when consuming improperly preserved fish. The scombroid toxin has been reported in amberjack, bluefish, albacore, Australian salmon, herring, anchovy, mackerel, saury, herring, needlefish. Mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, sardine, wahoo, skipjack and kahawai may also pass scombroid. The toxin acts as a histamine and is produced following the growth of bacteria in improperly stored fish. While some people may not react to the toxin, others do. There’s no sure-fire way of testing the presence of Scombroid in fish. The toxin is not killed by cooking and remains a threat in the fish tissues. Fish containing scombroid toxin may taste peppery or metallic.

Symptoms

Scombroid is a fast-acting poisoning, causing symptoms typically after 1 hour of ingestion. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pains, flushing, and nausea. Sufferers may also report oral burning sensation, hives, itching, fever, and irregular heartbeat. Severe scombroid poisoning may cause wheezing, racing heart and reduced blood pressure. Consult your physician if you experience unusually prolonged or severe symptoms.