Chicken of the Sea Canned Chunk Light Tuna Products Recalled
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Posted by Eric Troy on 17 Mar 2016 19:26




Select cans of Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna, by Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, are being voluntarily recalled. This recall occurs at the same time as a similar recall by Bumblee Bee Tuna.

The recall involves 2,745 cases, which is equal to 107,280 cans of tuna. The specific products involved are the Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water. No pouches of tuna are being recalled.

The problem reported is similar to that reported by Bumble Bee. Specifically, during a routine inspection, the company discovered an equipment malfunction that may have cause the tuna to be undercooked and thus subject to contamination. Serious food poisoning could result. This malfunction, part of the "commercial sterilization process." It would appear that the Chicken of the Sea plant in in Lyons, Georgia is also the "co-pack facility" referred to in the Bumble Bee recall.

No illnesses have been reported and the recall is being made out of caution.

If you have any Chicken of the Sea canned tuna, check for the UPC codes, lot codes, and best by dates listed here. The UPC code will be found on the label, and the lot code and best by dates are found on the bottom of the can. The following products are being recalled:

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

These are single cans of tuna sold in stores nationwide in between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016, with a UPC code of 0 4800000195 5.


LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES 2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES 2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB 2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB 2/10/19

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water

These are single cans of tuna sold in stores nationwide between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016, with a UPC code of 0 4800000245 7.


LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OJEB SCAEB 2/18/19
6OJCB SCAFB 2/18/19
6ONEB SCAIB 2/22/19
6OOFZ SCAFB 2/23/19
6ORDB SCAFB 2/25/19
6ORAB SCAFB 2/25/19
6L2CB SCAFB 3/2/19
6L32B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L33B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L35B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L3CB SCAEB 3/3/19

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

These are single cans of tuna sold in stores nationwide in between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016, with a UPC code of 0 4800000195 5.

LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES 2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES 2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB 2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB 2/10/19

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water

These are single cans of tuna sold in stores nationwide between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016, with a UPC code of 0 4800000245 7.

LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OJEB SCAEB 2/18/19
6OJCB SCAFB 2/18/19
6ONEB SCAIB 2/22/19
6OOFZ SCAFB 2/23/19
6ORDB SCAFB 2/25/19
6ORAB SCAFB 2/25/19
6L2CB SCAFB 3/2/19
6L32B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L33B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L35B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L3CB SCAEB 3/3/19



The company is working to alert stores that bought the products to remove it from store shelves. No other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by the recall. No illnesses have been reported, and the recall is being initiated out of caution.

If you have any of these products, you can return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. If you have any other questions or concerns about the recall you can call the companies line at 1-866-600-2681, 24 hours a day.



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