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Farmer Creek is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on Canned Albacore Tuna Products because of a Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2015




Farmer Creek of Cloverdale, OR is voluntarily recalling canned albacore tuna with the Farmer Creek brand label with any codes 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.

All products were sold to consumers from our farm stand and farmers markets in Oregon. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015. Affected production codes include any codes starting with "OC". The code can be found either on the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled product is packaged in metal cans with net weight of 6oz.

This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified 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 are advised to destroy recalled product.

If you have any questions, please contact Farmer Creek by email to


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  • Farmer Creek Albacore Tuna, 6 oz

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