Select tuna products recalled due to elevated histamine levels

Feb 27 2020, 9:03 am

Select tuna products are being recalled in various provinces across Canada due to elevated histamine levels.

Neither consumers nor retailers, restaurants or institutions should use or sell the recalled products described below, which have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories:


You should check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. If you do, they should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with high levels of histamine may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. Histamines are not destroyed by cooking, and high levels in fish can cause an allergic-type reaction known as scombroid poisoning.

Symptoms can include burning throat, diarrhea, dizziness, facial swelling, headache, vomiting and peppery taste in mouth.

There have been reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

This recall was triggered by consumer complaints, and the CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation. If other further products are recalled, the public will be notified through updated Food Recall Warnings.