Imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes sold at stores and eateries in Oahu, HI, are being recalled after tests revealed contamination with hepatitis A, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).
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What’s the Problem?
May 3, 2017 – DOH said the tuna was imported from Indonesia and used to prepare poke sold between April 27 and May 1 at restaurants and stores on Oahu.
Affected products were served or sold at:
- Times Supermarket and Shima’s (Aiea, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kunia, Liliha, Mililani, Waipahu, Waimanalo)
- GP Hawaiian Food Catering
- Crab Shack Kapolei (also known as Maile Sunset Bar & Grill in Kapolei)
- Aloha Sushi
- ABC Store
Customers who bought poke on Oahu between April 28 and May 1 can get a refund with their receipt.
Hepatitis A is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain, and jaundice.
The virus spreads through fecal matter and is highly contagious. Outbreaks typically occur when food or water is contaminated, although food workers who do not wash their hands may also spread the disease.
Health officials said there are no reports of anyone getting sick to date, but it can take up to 6 weeks for signs of hepatitis A to present. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
“Be sure to go see your personal physician and there’s still time to get vaccinated,” said Peter Oshiro, Sanitation Branch Chief at the DOH.
Do I Have a Ahi Tuna Hepatitis Class Action Lawsuit?
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