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Market Basket Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. Product Due to Undeclared Allergen


(800) 756-5781

Patrick Durkin
(917) 617-2116

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 22, 2011 - As a precautionary measure due to mislabeling, Market Basket is initiating a voluntary recall of its Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. product — specifically, only those products with the Best Buy Dates of August 18, 2014 and August 19, 2014. 

Market Basket is voluntarily recalling this product because it contains vegetable broth, which contains soy, and soy is not declared as an allergen in the ingredient statement.  People who are allergic to soy may run a risk of serious adverse health consequences by consuming this product.  To date, no illnesses have been reported and individuals without any allergy concerns may continue to enjoy this product. 

The product is only available at Market Basket stores located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  All other varieties of Market Basket tuna products are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall.    

If you have purchased mislabeled tuna products that you are unable to use, please return the product to your local Market Basket store for a replacement or refund.  For more information, consumers may contact our product recall hotline 24 hours a day at (800) 756-5781.  Market Basket is working with the FDA in issuing this voluntary recall.  We regret this inconvenience to our consumers, and we remain committed to providing nutritious products of the highest quality.



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