More than 150 tons of fish recalled because of Salmonella contamination

Mariscos Bahia Inc. is recalling over 300,000 pounds of salmon, halibut, seabass, tuna and swordfish because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Products were distributed to 179 retail customers located in Arizona and California, primarily to restaurants.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the recall was initiated on Oct. 20, and is ongoing.

Recalled products:

#Product DescriptionRecall NumberClassificationCode InformationProduct Quantity1Fresh Salmon fillets packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0083-2023Class IProduct code: SALFFS89,953 lbs2Halibut (fillets and portions) packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0084-2023Class IProduct code: HALL, HALP, HALP85,718.23 lbs.3Chilean Seabass (fillets and portions) packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0085-2023Class IProduct code: SEA003, SEA0043,307.89 lbs4Tuna (fillet and loins) packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0086-2023Class IProduct code: TUN0033,998.28 lbs5Swordfish (loins, fillets, and Wheels) packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0087-2023Class IProduct Code: SWF, SWF012,685.77 lbs6Fresh Salmon Fillet Portions (6,7,8,9,10 oz.) packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0088-2023Class IProduct Code: SALPFS179,002.40 lbs.7Fresh Salmon Deep Skin Fillets packed in 10-50 lb. corrugated cardboard or Styrofoam boxesF-0089-2023Class IProduct Code: SALFDS40,338.15 lbs

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled fish and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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