The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was notifying consumers Friday that frozen tuna sold in Texas, California and Oklahoma area stores were being recalled due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination.
The recall comes after the Hawaii Department of Health notified the FDA that a sample of frozen tuna cubes from Indonesia tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus.
Samples taken from additional products in the facility on May 16 also tested positive for the virus. Some of the products in that lot were already distributed to restaurants and stores in TX., Calif., and OK.
Below is a list of all of the locations in Texas where the contaminated fish may have been sold. If you are having trouble viewing the table, CLICK HERE.
|Central Market Kitchen N||HEB Vendor #15385, Austin, TX|
|Conservatory Plano||6401 Ohio Dr. Plano, TX|
|Hilton Garden Inn||23535 Northgate Crossing, Spring, TX|
|Jack Ryan's||102 N. College Ave. Tyler, TX|
|Jack Ryan's||119 N. Longview St. Kilgore, TX|
|Johnny Tamale||4647 E. Sam Houston, Pasadena, TX|
|Marriott Conf. Center||2801 St. Hwy 9, Norman OK|
|*Myron's Prime Steakhouse||10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX|
|Prestonwood CC||15909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX|
|Sea Ranch Restaurant||1 Padre Blvd., S Padre Island, TX|
|Sysco East Texas||4577 Estes Pkwy, Longview, TX|
|*Sysco Foods Central Texas||1260 Schwab R. New Braunfels, TX|
|Sysco Food Houston||10710 Greens Crossing Blvd, Houston, TX|
|The Schooner||1507 S, Hwy 69, Nederland, TX|
In response to the alert, the owners of the Schooner Restaurant released this statement:
The Megas Family and The Schooner Restaurant would like to thank the FDA for its quick response to the potential health concerns with the tuna product in question. Thankfully, tuna is not a part of our menu, and we did not serve or sell this seafood product to our customers. We take pride in treating our guests like family, and continue to strive for food excellence.
Very truly yours,
The Megas Family & Schooner Restaurant
The FDA was alerting consumers that thing they may have gotten sick from eating the tainted fish to immediately contact your local health care provider.
In a statement, the FDA said:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are assisting state and local officials in assessing the risk of hepatitis A virus exposure from contaminated frozen tuna sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company, Vietnam, and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc., Philippines. If unvaccinated consumers have consumed the recalled product within the last two weeks, post-exposure prophylaxis may help prevent hepatitis A virus infection.
For more information on the outbreak, CLICK HERE.