Chicken of the Sea Recalls More Than 100,000 Cans of Tuna
The product might be undercooked due to an equipment malfunction
Chicken of the Sea recalled 107,280 cans of tuna just one day after Bumble Bee announced its own recall. Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, the company behind Chicken of the Sea, is voluntarily recalling Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water, according to a company news release.
The recall was initiated over concerns that the product may be undercooked due to an equipment malfunction. The issue was uncovered during a routine inspection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a news release that this malfunction "could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed."
You can use the UPC code, Best By date and lot codes to identify the recalled products. The affected cans were sold between February 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016. The following products have been recalled:
- Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil. The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By date is 2/10/19.
- Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water. 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 and 3/3/19.
No injuries have been reported. No other products are affected by this recall.
Consumers can return the recalled product to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions you can call the Chicken of the Sea's 24-hour recall hotline at 1-866-600-2681.
Bumble Bee recalled more than 30,000 cases of chunk light tuna yesterday, after the company also discovered improper sterilization at a third-party packing facility.
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