News Releases

March 8, 2013

Tri-union Seafoods Expands Recall to Include Chunk Light Tuna in Oil Products

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the expanded recall 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.

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.

For a complete list of all products affected by the recall, you may view the full product recall at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm342911.htm. To view the original recall dated March 6, 2013 visit http://health.mo.gov/information/news/2013/triunion3813.

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