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Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because Of Possible Health Risk

Last updated Oct. 20, 2017

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.


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 #71TUCSONAZ
BASHA'S #66CAREFREEAZ
BASHA'S #47FOUNTAIN HILLSAZ
RANDALS FINE MEATS FLAGSTAFF
AZ
YOKES FRESH MKT #07DEER PARK
WA
YOKES FRESH MKT #10MEAD
WA 
YOKES FRESH MKT #13KENNEWICK
WA 
YOKES FRESH MKT #11SPOKANE
WA 
YOKES FRESH MKT #05KELLOGG
ID 
YOKES FRESH MKT #15RICHLAND
WA 
YOKES FRESH MKT #16LIBERTY LAKE
WA 
YOKES FRESH MKT #17POST FALLS
ID 
YOKES FRESH MKT #20CHENEY
WA
CAL MART
CALISTOGA CA
RALEY'S #103 SEAFOOD
RENONV
RALEY'S #106 SEAFOOD
RENO
NV
RALEY'S #108 SEAFOOD
RENO NV 
RALEY'S #109 SEAFOOD
GARDNERVILLE
NV
RALEY'S #110 SEAFOOD
SPARKSNV
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 #319 SEAFOOD
TRACYCA
RALEY'S #319 SEAFOOD
NAPACA
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
 CONCORDCA
RALEY'S #339 SEAFOOD
OAKDALE
CA
RALEY'S #339 SEAFOOD
MODESTO
CA
RALEY'S #329 SEAFOOD
PETALUMA
CA
BEL AIR MKT #514 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 RIVERCA
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).


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References:

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts - Relish Foods, Inc Recalls Frozen Tuna Loins Because of Possible Health Risk

Office Affairs - https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm581388.htm

Reviewed and Approved by a member of the DoveMed Editorial Board
First uploaded: Oct. 20, 2017
Last updated: Oct. 20, 2017

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