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Select imported frozen yellowfin tuna (cubes and steaks) sold in California, Oklahoma, and Texas, have been recalled due to contamination with the Hepatitis A virus. (FDA)

Frozen tuna was recalled after testing positive for the hepatitis A virus


Some imported frozen tuna cubes and steaks were recalled after testing showed they may be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. 

The Hilo Fish Company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in mid-May that it had begun recalling tuna that tested positive for the virus. The tuna was sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company in Vietnam and Santa Cruz Seafood, Inc. in the Philippines.

Some of the imported tuna products were distributed to restaurants and other retail locations in California, New York, Oklahoma and Texas. The New York State Department of Health and the FDA verified that products shipped to New York were not sold to the public.

In addition, the FDA has a list of restaurants and retail locations that received shipments of the recalled frozen tuna. 

The FDA said Thursday no reports of illness have been linked to the fish. 

The Hilo Fish Company said this recall includes the following: 8-ounce tuna steaks with label code 627152 and tuna cubes in 15-pound cases with label code 705342. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis A virus. The virus can easily be transmitted through food or skin-to-skin contact. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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