Saturday, September 17, 2016

Chemical that can cause vomiting and heart palpitations detected in canned tuna product

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/chemical-can-cause-vomiting-and-heart-palpitations-detected-canned-tuna-product
By Jeremy Koh, jkoh@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Saturday, 17 September 2016


The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority has detected high levels of a chemical (histamine) that can cause symptoms like vomiting, rashes and heart palpitations in the canned product, Tuna chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil, from the brand Farmland.
PHOTO: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority has detected high levels of a chemical (histamine) that can cause symptoms like vomiting, rashes and heart palpitations in the canned product, Tuna chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil, from the brand Farmland.
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SINGAPORE - The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority has detected high levels of a chemical that can cause symptoms like vomiting, rashes and heart palpitations in the canned product, Tuna chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil, from the brand Farmland.

The chemical, histamine, was detected through routine food safety surveillance, AVA said in a statement. The product is imported from Thailand and AVA is working with the importer to recall the affected batch.

"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," AVA said in the statement.



According to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the most effective omega-3 when it comes to reducing specific markers of inflammation is DHA over EPA.
PHOTO: According to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the most effective omega-3 when it comes to reducing specific markers of inflammation is DHA over EPA. The powerful fat in a can of light skipjack tuna, which is one of the best sources of the bioactive fatty acid.
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Eating marine fish that contain high levels of histamine can cause histamine poisoning, it added. Histamine in food is naturally found in fish species such as tuna, mackerel, and sardines, which belong to the Scombroid family.



Eating marine fish that contain high levels of histamine can cause histamine poisoning
PHOTO: Eating marine fish that contain high levels of histamine can cause histamine poisoning, it added. Histamine in food is naturally found in fish species such as tuna, mackerel, and sardines, which belong to the Scombroid family.
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Symptoms of histamine poisoning include rash on the upper body or burning in or around the mouth or throat. Symptoms also include a drop in blood pressure, headache and dizziness.

Victims might also suffer itching of the skin, nausea and vomiting. They may experience diarrhoea, an asthma-like constriction of the air passage, heart palpitation and respiratory distress.



Victims might also suffer itching of the skin, nausea and vomiting.
PHOTO: Victims might also suffer itching of the skin, nausea and vomiting. They may experience diarrhoea, an asthma-like constriction of the air passage, heart palpitation and respiratory distress.
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Victims might also experience diarrhoea
PHOTO: Victims might also experience diarrhoea
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Symptoms usually occur within a few minutes to a few hours of consumption and last from 12 hours to a few days.



Bluefin tuna
PHOTO: Bluefin tuna contains Histamine
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By Jeremy Koh, jkoh@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Saturday, 17 September 2016



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