Chicken of the Sea Announces Recall Immediately After Bumble Bee
Just one day after Bumble Bee announced that it’s recalling some of its tuna products, Chicken of the Sea has followed suit.
The FDA announced on Thursday that Tri-Union Seafoods LLC has issued a voluntary recall of 2,745 cases of Chicken of the Sea brand tuna, which adds up to 107,280 cans—more than three times the amount recalled by Bumble Bee. The affected products, just like the Bumble Bee recall, include certain 5 ounce cans of chunk light tuna in both oil and water.
The issue was noticed during a routine inspection when officials realized that an equipment malfunction resulted in undercooked food, potentially resulting in spoilage organisms or pathogens contaminating the product. Consumption of the tuna could potentially lead to a “life-threatening illness,” though no illnesses have been reported.
Retailers have been instructed to remove the products from shelves immediately, and consumers who have already purchased them are urged to throw the cans away or return them for a full refund.