Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing a precautionary, voluntary recall of a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 12-ounce solid white tuna in water due to a production error in seal tightness.
There have been no reported illnesses.
Loose seals, or seams, could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens and lead to illness if consumed.
The recall is limited to 1,105 total cases in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Utah, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Colorado, Indiana, California and Oregon. The Chicken of the Sea brand 12-ounce solid white tuna in water was distributed in February and May 2010.
Consumers who purchased the product with the UPC code 4800000262, “Best By Date 2/10/2014″ and product code 7OA1E ASWAB, 7OA2E ASWAB, 7OA3E ASWAB, 7OA4E ASWAB, 7OA5E ASWAB, 7OAEE ASWAB or 7OAFE ASWAB are asked to call 1-877-843-6376 for return information and a full refund.
No other codes of solid white tuna in water or any other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.
“The health and safety of our customers and consumers is paramount. As soon as we discovered this production error, we took immediate steps in issuing this precautionary, voluntary recall, and alerting the appropriate regulatory authorities,” Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods said.
Chan said the company has notified all of the retail establishments where the Chicken of the Sea was distributed and have asked them to remove it from their shelves. A re-evaluation of system procedures is in progress.