Relish Foods Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins For Possible Health Risk
by FDA
Posted: 2017-10-20 16:02:41 EST

On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Relish Foods Inc is continuing the investigation with FDA as to what caused the problem.

Product was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona states between 8/15/2017 and 9/25/2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 5 to 8 pound, vacuum packed, frozen whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D.

On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers Basha's, Randall's Fine Meats, Yokes Fresh Market, CalMart, Raley's, Concord Produce Market, Bel Air Market and Speedy Market and Nob Hill.

Product was distributed to the following retail locations and may have been sold in an unbranded form:

BASHA'S #71 TUCSON AZ
BASHA'S #66 CAREFREE AZ
BASHA'S #47 FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ
RANDALS FINE MEATS FLAGSTAFF AZ
YOKES FRESH MKT #07 DEER PARK WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #10 MEAD WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #13 KENNEWICK WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #11 SPOKANE WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #05 KELLOGG ID
YOKES FRESH MKT #15 RICHLAND WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #16 LIBERTY LAKE WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #17 POST FALLS ID
YOKES FRESH MKT #20 CHENEY WA
CAL MART CALISTOGA CA
RALEY'S #103 SEAFOOD RENO NV
RALEY'S #106 SEAFOOD RENO NV
RALEY'S #108 SEAFOOD RENO NV
RALEY'S #109 SEAFOOD GARDNERVILLE NV
RALEY'S #110 SEAFOOD SPARKS NV
RALEY'S #113 SEAFOOD INCLINE NV
RALEY'S #114 SEAFOOD CARSON CITY NV
RALEY'S #119 SEAFOOD SO. LAKE TAHOE CA
RALEY'S #127 SEAFOOD SO. LAKE TAHOE CA
RALEY'S #213 SEAFOOD GRASS VALLEY CA
RALEY'S #229 SEAFOOD AUBURN CA
RALEY'S #317 SEAFOOD TRACY CA
RALEY'S #319 SEAFOOD NAPA CA
RALEY'S #331 SEAFOOD FAIRFIELD CA
RALEY'S #332 SEAFOOD FAIRFIELD CA
RALEY'S #343 SEAFOOD BENICIA CA
RALEY'S #410 SEAFOOD FOLSOM CA
RALEY'S #412 SEAFOOD GRANITE BAY CA
RALEY'S #417 SEAFOOD FAIR OAKS CA
RALEY'S #421 SEAFOOD FAIR OAKS CA
RALEY'S #422 SEAFOOD PLACERVILLE CA
RALEY'S #426 SEAFOOD JACKSON CA
RALEY'S #440 SEAFOOD RANCHO CORDOVA CA
CONCORD PRODUCE MRKT CONCORD CA
RALEY'S #338 SEAFOOD OAKDALE CA
RALEY'S #339 SEAFOOD MODESTO CA
RALEY'S #329 SEAFOOD PETALUMA CA
BEL AIR MKT #501 SEAFOOD SACRAMENTO CA
BEL AIR MKT #502 SEAFOOD SACRAMENTO CA
BEL AIR MKT #509 SEAFOOD ROSEVILLE CA
BEL AIR MKT #514 SEAFOOD SACRAMENTO CA
BEL AIR MKT #516 SEAFOOD ELK GROVE CA
BEL AIR MKT #517 SEAFOOD AUBURN CA
BEL AIR MKT #519 SEAFOOD SACRAMENTO CA
BEL AIR MKT #521 SEAFOOD YUBA CITY CA
BEL AIR MKT #522 SEAFOOD GOLD RIVER CA
BEL AIR MKT #524 SEAFOOD FOLSOM CA
BEL AIR MKT #528 SEAFOOD SACRAMENTO CA
SPD MARKET #1 NEVADA CITY CA
NOB HILL #602 SEAFOOD GILROY CA
NOB HILL #603 SEAFOOD MORGAN HILL CA
NOB HILL #605 SEAFOOD HOLLISTER CA
NOB HILL #615 SEAFOOD CAPITOLA CA
NOB HILL #617 SEAFOOD WATSONVILLE CA
NOB HILL #620 SEAFOOD SCOTTS VALLEY CA
NOB HILL #621 SEAFOOD MARTINEZ CA
NOB HILL #623 SEAFOOD NAPA CA
NOB HILL #635 SEAFOOD SAN JOSE CA
 

Product from the recalled lots will have been displayed at their seafood departments where the product sold is likely to have been sold as steak loins or pieces of loins on a tray with clear plastic wrap cover. It may also have been sold out of the fresh case and wrapped in "butcher paper" to the customer's order. 

Consumers concerned about whether the tuna they purchased may contain the recalled tuna loin product should check with the store where they purchased the tuna. That store will be able to determine if it used the recalled product to prepare the tuna. At this time Relish Foods does not believe that the recalled product made with the recalled product is available for purchase by consumers.

Customers who have purchased the Frozen Tuna Loin (from Yellow Fin tuna) are urged to return it to the distributor for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-730-3875, Mondays through Fridays, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (PDT).

Source: FDA