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Chicken of the Sea tuna being recalled over contamination fears

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San Diego (WQOW) - A tuna recall has now been expanded, over fears of contamination.

Tri-Union Seafoods, the makers of Chicken of the Sea tuna, announced the recall this weekend.

The recall affects five ounce chunk light tuna in oil and five ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water sold between January 23rd and March sixth.

The company says the seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. That means the tuna could become contaminated or spoil easier, which could lead to illness. There have been no illnesses reported.

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release from Tri-Union Seafoods) - Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, which previously announced a voluntary recall, is now expanding it to include a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil. This is in addition to the limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water announced March 6, 2013.

The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reported illnesses to date, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.

The UPC code (also known as the bar code) is found on the label of the product. The Best By date is printed on the bottom of the can. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can.

The specific products being recalled are as follows:

Chicken of the Sea 5-Ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil sold at retail nationwide in single cans between January 23, 2013 and March 6, 2013.

The UPC code is 0 48000 00195 5 and the Best By date is 01/15/17. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall include:

 

CODE   BEST BY DATE

3015CB1CLH     01/15/17

3015CB2CLH     01/15/17

3015CB3CLH     01/15/17

3015CB4CLH     01/15/17

3015CBACLH    01/15/17

CODE   BEST BY DATE

3015CBBCLH    01/15/17

3015CBCCLH    01/15/17

3015CBDCLH    01/15/17

3015CBECLH    01/15/17

 

Chicken of the Sea 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore Tuna

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water sold at retail nationwide in single cans between February 4, 2013 and February 27, 2013.

The UPC code is 0 48000 03355 0. The Best By date is 01/18/17. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall include:

 

LOT CODE        BEST BY DATE

3018CA2CKP    01/18/17

3018CA3CKP    01/18/17

3018CA4CKP    01/18/17

3018CAACKP    01/18/17

3018CABCKP    01/18/17

LOT CODE        BEST BY DATE

3018CACCKP    01/18/17

3018CAECKP    01/18/17

3018CB3CKP    01/18/17

3018CADCKP    01/18/17

"The health and safety of our consumers is paramount. As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to issue this voluntary recall by alerting our customers who received the product and by asking them to remove it from store shelves," said Shue Wing Chan, President of Tri-Union Seafoods.

No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Consumers looking for additional information can call our 24-hour Recall Information line at 1-800-597-5898.

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