Recalled: Osuma Frozen Tuna for Decomposition and Histamine

Osamu Corporation is recalling 1,800 cases of frozen ground tuna, due to histamine, which has sickened 3 people so far. While the recall is listed on the FDA website, the link is not functioning properly, so the official detailed information regarding the recall is unavailable. Here is a link to the Reuter's article regarding the recall.

The FDA found histamine, a product of decomposition, in several samples of the product. Histamine can lead to various complications, including swelling of the face, outbreak of a facial rash, or vomiting or diarrhea.

The recalled product was shipped from August 18 to September 8 to distributors AFC Corp, Red Shell Foods and Pacific Fresh Fish Co. It seems that these three companies produce sushi for grocery stores.

Consumers who have any of the affected product, or who think they might have the product, should contact the store where they purchased the product for additional information.

Recalled: River Ranch Bagged Salads

River Ranch Foods recently announced the recall of 2, 154 cases of its various bagged salad products due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is the result of a routine random test conducted by the Ohio State Department of Agriculture. Recalled products include:

BrandItem DescriptionUPC NumberCode Date / Julian Date
Farmers Market8 oz Shredded Iceberg30034-30195BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market7 oz Parisian Blend30034-30259BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market9 oz Leafy Romaine30034-30364BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market12 oz Romaine Garden30034-30220BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee8 oz Shredded Iceberg75450-12053BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee12 oz American Blend75450-12047BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee12 oz Garden Supreme75450-12046BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee12 oz Romaine Garden75450-12058BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B

The above products were produced on September 27, 2011 with Best By dates of October 14, 2011, and sold in Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania grocery stores. So far no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers should not consume the recalled product, and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers may also contact the company's customer service center, 24-hours a day, at 1-800-762-7708.

Cantaloupe Update: As previously reported, the CDC is maintaining an updated information page about the Jensen farm cantaloupes involved in the recent Listeria outbreak, which has so far caused 123 people to become sick, and has lead to 23 deaths and 1 miscarriage.

What to Do if You Were Injured or Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has become sick as a result of one of the recalled products listed above, you may be entitled to compensation.  If you feel you have been affected by a recalled product, you should contact an experienced products liability attorney, to pursue your potential claim.

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