For Immediate Release
October 20, 2015
Dungeness Seaworks of Sequim, Washington is voluntarily recalling ONLY canned albacore tuna with any code starting with "OC" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
Products were distributed to Nash's Farm Store, Sunny Farms, and Nourish Sequim in Sequim,
WA; Agnew Grocery and Feed in Agnew, WA; Abundantly Green in Poulsbo, WA; and sold at Farmer’s Markets in Poulsbo, WA and in Port Angeles, WA. The last date of distribution of recalled products is September 2015.
Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”. The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Products are packaged in metal cans with 6 ounce net weight cans.
|Albacore Tuna||No UPC||Dungeness Seaworks|
|Albacore Tuna Garlic||No UPC||Dungeness Seaworks|
|Albacore Tuna Jalepeno||No UPC||Dungeness Seaworks|
|Albacore Tuna Olive Oil||No UPC||Dungeness Seaworks|
|Albacore Tuna Hickory Smoke||No UPC||Dungeness Seaworks|
The Dungeness Seaworks products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and this voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that that our products were possibly under- processed. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased cans of tuna are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a
If you have any questions, call DUNGENESS SEAWORKS at 360-683-2898 or 360-460-7048 between the hours of 8:00am PST and 5:00pm PST, Monday- Friday or send e-mail to email@example.com