Tuna labeled as Chicken of the Sea has been recalled by Tri-Union Seafoods due to poorly sealed lids that could allow for contamination. Bumble Bee tuna and Brunswick tuna products were also recalled for lids that are poorly sealed.
As of this date the recall of Chicken of the Sea tuna by Tri-Union Seafoods is considered a voluntary recall. Only certain canned tuna is part of this recall. The Bumble Bee and Brunswick tuna recalls are also considered voluntary.
Consumers suspecting they have the recalled Chicken of the Sea tuna should be aware that only the 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna packed in water and sold as single units from February 4, 2013 through February 27, 2013 are part of this recall. Consumers may find more details by looking at the original report on the FDA site.
The following details were shared in the report issued by the FDA:
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. There have been no reported illnesses to date, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.
For complete details about codes and dates on Brunswick and Bumble Bee tuna products, please visit the FDA report concerning the Bumble Bee recall.
As there have been no incidents of any illness connected with the voluntary recall of Chicken of the Sea tuna, Brunswick or the Bumble Bee tuna recall, consumers may feel it is safe to eat the products they have in their possession. The FDA has warned this is not the case. Consumers may return the recalled tuna to the place of purchase for a complete refund.
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