HCP Live
Contagion LiveCGT LiveNeurology LiveHCP LiveOncology LiveContemporary PediatricsContemporary OBGYNEndocrinology NetworkPractical CardiologyRheumatology Netowrk

Chicken of the Sea Issues Voluntary Tuna Recall

On the heels of the Bumble Bee Foods, LLC chunk light tuna recall, Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC recently issued a voluntary recall on cans of its chunk light tuna packed in water or oil.

On the heels of the Bumble Bee Foods, LLC chunk light tuna recall, Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC also recently issued a voluntary recall on cans of its chunk light tuna packed in water or oil. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided the following information regarding the recall:

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.

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

The Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC recall was initiated due to an equipment malfunction that may have caused the product to be undercooked. The malfunction was discovered during a routine inspection. Just like the Bumble Bee Foods, LLC recall, these deviations in safety could result in contamination of the product by spoilage organisms or pathogens that could lead to life-threatening illnesses if consumed.

At this time there have not been any reports of illness associated with these products.

Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC issued the following statement, "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."

A total of 2,745 cases of tuna (approx. 107,280 cans) are included in this recall. To find the UPC code, please review the label of the product. To find the Best By date, please look on the bottom of the can.

The FDA advises that 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.