Archived Content

The content on this page is provided for reference purposes only. This content has not been altered or updated since it was archived.


Company Announcement

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Old Oregon Smokehouse is Issuing a Voluntary Recall Canned Albacore Tuna Because of a Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

November 10, 2015



Old Oregon Smokehouse


Old Oregon Smokehouse of Rockaway, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL canned Albacore tuna with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which 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.

The recalled product was sold to consumers from our retail stores in Tillamook, Oregon or Rockaway, Oregon. The last date of distribution of recalled product was 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. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 6 oz.

Product Name Net Weight UPC
Albacore Tuna 6 oz. none

There have been no reported cases of illnesses associated with our product to date.

This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that our product was possibly under-processed by our contract manufacturer. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers who have purchased recalled canned Albacore tuna are urged to destroy or return it to the firm for a full refund.

If you have any questions, please call Old Oregon Smokehouse at 503-355-2817 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm PST, Monday-Friday.


Product Photos

  • Label, ALBACORE TUNA Old Oregon Smokehouse

Page Last Updated: 11/10/2015
Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players.
Language Assistance Available: Español | 繁體中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Tagalog | Русский | العربية | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Français | Polski | Português | Italiano | Deutsch | 日本語 | فارسی | English