Relish Foods' frozen tuna recalled in US
Frozen tuna loins that were distributed to numerous United States supermarkets, restaurants, and other foodservice operations are being recalled because they may contain salmonella.
Culver City, California-based Relish Foods voluntarily recalled the Newport brand of five to eight-pound tuna loins, three to five-pound tuna loins, six-ounce tuna steaks and four-ounce tuna steaks after sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed that the product has the potential to contain Salmonella.
“Relish Foods, Inc. is continuing the investigation with the FDA as to what caused the problem,” the company said in a statement.
The tuna was distributed in Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Texas between 17 June and 13 October through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants.
The product was sold to major supermarket chains, including Basha’s, Albertsons, Raley’s, and Food 4 Less.
The recalled tuna was sold at grocers’ fresh seafood departments, either out of the fresh case or packaged on a tray with clear plastic wrap.
Companies that may have further repackaged, rebranded, or processed the recalled tuna steaks or loins may be required to further recall product, according to Relish’s statement.