Tri-Union recalls Genova canned tuna

Tri-Union Seafood late last week issued a recall of 5-ounce cans of its Genova solid light tuna in olive oil.

Due to a production error, the product is mislabeled and contains albacore tuna in soybean oil with vegetable broth that contains soy.

Some people are allergic or severe sensitive to soybeans. But there have been no reported illnesses.

The product has the UPC code 4800013256, a best-by date of 17 October 2012 and a product code of DEHAH 1A225 or DEHBH 1A225. Customers are asked to return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Distribution of the product was limited to 900 cases, the majority of which were distributed in January and February to the U.S. Northeast, including Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts. Two cases were delivered to Publix stores in the U.S. Southeast.

"We have notified all of our customers who have received the mislabeled product and asked them to remove it from their shelves," said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union. "This precautionary recall is the right and prudent action in the interest of protecting public health. Further, we are taking corrective steps to our production process to ensure this error does not repeat itself."

Based in San Diego, Tri-Union also owns the Chicken of the Sea canned tuna brand and is a subsidiary of Thai Union Frozen Products.


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