Potential increase of histamine outbreaks in Europe: What can seafood producers do to prevent an outbreak?

Histamine outbreaks could be an increasing problem in the old continent for some years to come.

Also known as scombroid food poisoning, histamine food poisoning (HFP) is a foodborne illness that results from the consumption of fish containing high levels of histamine due to inadequate storage or poor processing.

In 2017 alone, this allergy-like […]

European histamine outbreaks attributed to temperature abuse

Histamine poisoning from Spanish-supplied tuna has been a big deal for European markets this year, with hundreds sickened since May.

Now experts are saying that the problem likely stemmed from temperature abuse. Food Quality News reports that the highest level of histamine contamination found so far in the investigation was 5,020 parts per million (ppm). […]

Summer of sickness: Europe investigating histamine poisoning from tuna

Several European countries have faced unusually frequent outbreaks of histamine poisoning from fish over the past few months.

Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland and Spain have all reported outbreaks this season. More than 100 people in Spain alone had been sickened by May of this year. Other countries reported abnormal clusters of human cases of […]