Castelvetrano, Family in Hospital and Three in Intensive Care: They Had Eaten Fresh Tuna.

An entire family, a husband, wife, and two children, are hospitalized in the Vittorio Emanuele II hospital in Castelvetrano due to food poisoning from consuming fresh bluefin tuna. Three of them are in intensive care but not in life-threatening condition. The family experienced symptoms of food poisoning caused by high levels of histamine in the tuna meat. Histamine is not present in the fish at the time of fishing but forms shortly after its death. Its production can occur at any stage of the food supply chain and can be prevented through proper techniques.