Tuna recalled for concern it may be under cooked

The second recall was announced by Tri-Union Seafoods. According to FDA's recall information website, the company was voluntarily recalling 107,280 cans of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil and 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water.

The company said the product may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection. The deviations were part of the "commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed." 

It was unclear if the facility or the recall was connected to the Bumble Bee Tuna recall.

No reports of illness had been associated with the product as of this writing.

The specific products being recalled are as follows:

Two companies announced voluntary recalls Thursday of several canned tuna products according to the Food and Drug Administration's website.

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC - Bumble Bee Tuna

The first recall, from Bumble Bee Foods, was due to possible contamination by 'spoilage organisms or pathogens.' The company said there were 'deviations' in the  commercial sterilization process at the facility where the tuna was canned. The facility is not owned by Bumble Bee Foods.

According to the FDA's recall information website, the deviations could cause "contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed."

No reports of illness had been associated with the product as of this writing.

A total of 31,579 cases of the product were included in the recall, which have production dates in February, 2016 and were distributed nationally. The products would be marked with a can code starting with "T" (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following "best by" dates:

Label UPC Product "Best By" Dates"
8660000020 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Water
02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
02/23/2019
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

For more information on this recall, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm491107.htm

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC - Chicken of the Sea

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

- Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

- The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By date is 2/10/19.

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

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000245 7. The Best By dates are:

2/18/19

2/22/19

2/23/19

2/25/19

3/2/19

3/3/19

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
LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
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
 

For more information on this recall, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm491206.htm

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