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Tri-Union Seafoods LLC Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall on Select 5 oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil and 5 oz. Canned Chuck Light Tuna in Water

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2016

Contact

Consumers

1-866-600-2681

Media

Rebecca Howe Schmidt
rh@nstpr.com
(619) 296-0605, ext. 243

 

Announcement

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a 2,745 cases (equal to 107,280 cans) of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water.

This recall has been initiated because the product may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. There have been no reported illnesses to date connected with the affected products, and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest level of safety and quality.

The UPC code, Best By date and lot codes are used to determine the products involved. The UPC code (also known as the bar code) is found on the label of the product. The Best By date is printed on the bottom of the can. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can.

The specific products being recalled are as follows:

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By date is 2/10/19.

LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB2/10/19

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000245 7. The Best By dates are:

  • 2/18/19
  • 2/22/19
  • 2/23/19
  • 2/25/19
  • 3/2/19
  • 3/3/19
LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6OJEB SCAEB2/18/19
6OJCB SCAFB2/18/19
6ONEB SCAIB2/22/19
6OOFZ SCAFB2/23/19
6ORDB SCAFB2/25/19
6ORAB SCAFB2/25/19
LOT CODEBEST BY DATE
6L2CB SCAFB3/2/19
6L32B SCAEB3/3/19
6L33B SCAEB3/3/19
6L35B SCAEB3/3/19
6L3CB SCAEB3/3/19

"The health and safety of our consumers is our number one priority. As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to initiate this voluntary recall, alerting our retail customers that received the product and instructing them to remove it from store shelves," said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods LLC.

No other codes of these products or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Consumers may return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns about this recall should call the 24-hour recall information line at 1-866-600-2681

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Product Photos

  • Label, Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Water 
  • Label, Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Soybean Oil 

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