Through our routine food safety surveillance, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) detected high levels of histamine present in Farmland brand canned “Tuna Chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil” imported from Thailand. AVA is working with the importer to recall the affected batch.
Details of the implicated product are stated below. Consumers who have purchased the product should not consume it. Consumers who have consumed the product and feel unwell should consult your doctor or seek medical advice.
Product: “Farmland” Tuna Chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil
Net weight: 185 g
Affected batch: 03/2021
Country of origin: Thailand
Source: AVA Singapore
Histamine in food is a chemical that is naturally found in fish species in the Scombroid family, such as tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovy.
Scombrotoxin fish poisoning, often called “histamine poisoning”, is caused by consumption of certain species of marine fish that contain high levels of histamine.
Symptoms of histamine poisoning include tingling or burning in or around the mouth or throat; rash or hives on the upper body; drop in blood pressure; headache; dizziness; itching of the skin; nausea; vomiting; diarrhoea; asthmatic-like constriction of the air passage; heart palpitation; and respiratory distress. Symptoms usually occur within a few minutes to a few hours of consumption and last from 12 hours to a few days.