Chicken of the Sea alerts stores, consumers to tuna recall

Chicken of the Sea alerts stores, consumers to tuna recall

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Chicken of the Sea is voluntarily recalling about 107,000 cans of tuna.

According to a release from Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, at least 2,745 cases of 5-ounce cans of Chicken of the Sea brand light tuna in both oil and water are being recalled.

"The health and safety of our consumers is our No. 1 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, in a recent release.

The tuna is being recalled because of an equipment malfunction that may have caused the fish to be undercooked. According to Tri-Union officials, this issue was found during a routine inspection.

This was part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in spoilage and life-threatening illness if consumed. So far there have been no reported illnesses related to this issue.

The following products are being recalled: 
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 CODE

  • 6OA3Z SCEES, best by 2/10/19
  • 6OAAZ SCEES, best by 2/10/19
  • 6OABZ SCEEB, best by 2/10/19
  • 6OACZ SCEEB, best by 2/10/19

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 CODE

  • 6OJEB SCAEB, best by 2/18/19
  • 6OJCB SCAFB, best by 2/18/19
  • 6ONEB SCAIB, best by 2/22/19
  • 6OOFZ SCAFB, best by 2/23/19
  • 6ORDB SCAFB, best by 2/25/19
  • 6ORAB SCAFB, best by 2/25/19
  • 6L2CB SCAFB, best by 3/2/19
  • 6L32B SCAEB, best by 3/3/19
  • 6L33B SCAEB, best by 3/3/19
  • 6L35B SCAEB, best by 3/3/19
  • 6L3CB SCAEB, best by 3/3/19

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 866-600-2681.

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