Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus

Image of tuna steak from Sustainable Seafood Company

Image of tuna steak from Sustainable Seafood Company

Three restaurants in Modesto may have served tuna contaminated with Hepatitis A.

The recall first happened in Hawaii and consisted of imported raw tuna cubes from the Deho Canning Co.

Hawaii-based Hilo Fish Company issued two recalls of its frozen yellowfin tuna steaks and yellowfin tuna cubes in May after samples of the fish tested positive for the hepatitis A virus.

For more information about the tuna, check here.

There was a total of 70 cases containing 700 pounds of 8oz yellowfin tuna steaks and 188 cases containing 2820 pounds of yellow fin tuna cubes distributed between California and Texas.

The FDA released a list of the potentially contaminated restaurants.

Although no illnesses have been reported, the FDA is warning consumers that restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and California may have received some of the contaminated fish.

Health officials recommend that anyone who ate the recalled tuna and developed signs of Hepatitis A infection should seek medical attention as soon as possible and tell their doctors about the possible exposure so the proper diagnostic test can be conducted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hepatitis A is a liver disease that can be transmitted through food or skin-to-skin contact.

The FDA encourages the public to talk to a health care professional if you think you've gotten sick from eating recalled tuna. "If you are unable to determine whether you have already been vaccinated, receiving an additional dose of vaccine is not harmful".

The recalled product of May 1 has been banned from circulation and the recent recalled frozen tuna weren't sent to Hawaii, however they were shipped to the U.S.

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