CINCINNATI (WTVA) - Kroger has recalled yellowfin tuna steaks from stores in 16 states, including Mississippi and Alabama.
The affected steaks had sell by dates from Aug. 29 to Sept. 14.
On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration became aware of multiple scombroid poisoning cases in people who consumed tuna steaks purchased from three separate Kroger stores in Ohio.
The next day, the retailer agreed to remove all yellowfin tuna steaks from their stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Scombroid poisoning is caused by eating fish that has not been properly refrigerated or preserved and therefore contains high levels of histamine, according to the FDA.
Symptoms include flushing of the face, headache, heart palpitations, itching, blurred vision, cramps and diarrhea.
Consumers who purchased this product and are experiencing symptoms of scombroid poisoning should contact their healthcare provider.
Consumers who have recently experienced symptoms should also report their symptoms to their local health department.
Patients can be treated with antihistamines; however, even without treatment, people usually get better within 12 hours, according to the FDA.
Consumers who purchased this product should dispose of it or return the product to the store.