Chicken of the Sea canned tuna being recalled

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water and in Oil are being recalled. (Photo courtesy FDA)

MT. OLIVE, NJ (WFLA) — Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a 2,745 cases (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.

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.

According to the FDA, the product may have been under-cooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection. These 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. There have been no reported illnesses to date.

Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil: The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By date is 2/10/19.

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

The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can.

Consumers may return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns about this recall should call the 24-hour recall information line at 1-866-600-2681.

This is the second canned tuna recall this week. Bumble Bee announced a voluntarily recall of canned Chunk Light tuna yesterday.

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