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Frozen tuna linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is advising restaurateurs and retailers in several states to take precautions regarding the purchase of frozen tuna linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. Symptoms can include jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Most people who get it recover completely and don’t have lasting damage. In rare cases, however, the virus can result in liver failure or death.

The latest: According to the FDA, restaurant operators in California, Oklahoma, New York and Texas received shipments of the tuna, which has been recalled. It was sourced by the Sustainable Seafood Co. of Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc. in the Philippines, and distributed by Hilo Fish Co. in Hawaii. The FDA says anyone who received the fish should not sell or serve the product. The recall began after the tuna tested positive for the virus last month.

Where it stands: The Centers for Disease Control says no illnesses are linked to the tuna at this time. The CDC also advises any unvaccinated individuals who ate the fish in the last two weeks to consult a doctor and get a post-exposure vaccine.

What you should do: In addition to discarding the product, wash and sanitize your display cases and refrigerators where the potentially contaminated fish was stored. Also wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces and utensils used to prepare, serve or store the fish. Wash hands with hot water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.

What’s next: The FDA and CDC are investigating the outbreak and assisting state and local officials in assessing risk of exposure from the contaminated fish. They will update information as the investigation continues.

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