Chicken of the Sea recall: Risk of contamination cited

Chicken of the Sea recallTri-Union Seafoods has issued a recall of its Chicken of the Sea tuna, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

The recalled cans were not properly sealed and can cause the contents to spoil and harbor organisms that could cause food poisoning.

The recall only affects 12-ounce cans of solid white tuna packed in water.

The company said 1,105 total cases with the problem cans made it to retail outlets in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Utah, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Colorado, Indiana, California and Oregon.

The cans, which were sent to stores in February and in May, have the following UPC: 4800000262 and carry a "Best By" of 2/10/2014. The cans also have the following product codes: 7OA1E ASWAB, 7OA2E ASWAB, 7OA3E ASWAB, 7OA4E ASWAB, 7OA5E ASWAB, 7OAEE ASWAB or 7OAFE ASWAB.

If you have any of the affected tuna cans, call 877-843-6376 to get information about how to get a refund. The company said no other Chicken of the Sea products are affected.

"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," said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods. "We have notified all of our customers who have received the product and asked them to remove it from their shelves. Our immediate actions in this recall include re-evaluating our systems to ensure this error does not happen again."

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