USA – Tropical Fish Recalls Poke Due to Hepatitis A Risk

Food Poisoning Journal

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for hepatitis A.

The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 and May 1 by food establishments on Oahu.

The Department of Health says Tropic Fish Hawaii discovered 200 tainted 15-pound cases of frozen ahi cubes; 140 of those cases were recovered and never got sold.

The imported frozen fish was used to prepare poke or food 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 at 3131 N. Nimitz Highway
  • ABC Store at 205 Lewers Street

According to the DOH, people who ate poke from the affected food establishments should get a vaccine or immune globulin within 14 days and monitor their health for symptoms for up to 50 days after exposure.

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