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Nationwide Recall of Chicken of the Sea Tuna

March 21, 2016, 4:32 PM HST
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Tri-Union Seafoods LLC has issued a nationwide recall on two different types of Chicken of the Sea branded tuna.

The recall covers five ounce cans of chunk light tuna in oil and chunk light tuna in water.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the products in question, totaling 2,745 cases and over 107,000 cans, is being voluntarily recalled by the company because it “may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection.”

The cans of chunk light tuna in oil were sold in single cans between Feb. 10 and March 16, with a Best By date of Feb. 10, 2019.

There are varying Best By dates for the cans of chunk light tuna in water, ranging from Feb. 18 to March 3, 2019. The product was sold between Feb. 18 and March 16.

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“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,” said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods LLC.

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Last week, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC recalled over 31,000 cases of various types of tuna products after discovering “process deviation” in a co-packing facility owned by another company.

No illnesses have been reported, according to both Tri-Union and Bumble Bee Foods.

For a complete list of UPC codes and Best By dates, visit the Food and Drug Administration website.

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