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2019 Advisories

Starting in March 2016 the Indiana State Department of Health, Food Protection Program will no longer post notifications for drug and medical device recalls and advisories. However, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Feed Recalls and Advisories affecting Indiana will continue to be reported to local health departments and posted on this site. Recalls are issued by manufacturers with guidance from the USDA which regulates meat and poultry, or the FDA which regulates all other products. If you have questions about a recall, you may contact your local health department or the manufacturer for information.

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Date Advisory Item
9/11/2019

Subject: FDA Advises Consumers Not to Eat Yellowfin Tuna Steaks from Kroger Retail Stores in Multiple States- ADVISORY [Food] Problem/Product: Scombroid poisoning is caused by eating fish that has not been properly refrigerated or preserved and therefore contains high levels of histamine. Scombroid poisoning is most commonly caused by fish that have naturally high levels of the amino acid histidine, which bacteria convert to histamine when the fish is not correctly stored. Scombroid symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to an hour after eating contaminated fish. They usually resemble an allergic reaction, such as flushing of the face, headache, heart palpitations, itching, blurred vision, cramps, and diarrhea. Symptoms can be treated with antihistamines. Even without treatment, people usually get better within 12 hours. /Yellowfin Tuna Steaks from Kroger retail stores.

Distribution: Yellowfin tuna steaks sold at Kroger retail stores in Indiana and surrounding states.

Link: https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-consumers-not-eat-yellowfin-tuna-steaks-kroger-retail-stores-multiple-states

7/12/2019

Subject: Inedible powders used in desserts - ADVISORY [Food] Problem/Product: "Luster Dust," "Disco Dust," "Pearl Dust" and other similar names./The product may not clearly be labeled as ‘inedible’ and used on baked goods, desserts or other foods. The product may contain lead, copper, and/or other metals. Symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea can begin shortly after consumption. Other more serious long term health effects may occur especially among young children and pregnant women.

Distribution: Inedible glitter and dust products may be sold online and in various retail food locations for decorative purposes. Baked goods, desserts and other foods containing the inedible products may be sold online, in bakeries and other retail food locations.

Link: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-additives-petitions/fda-advises-home-and-commercial-bakers-avoid-use-non-edible-food-decorative-products