Saturday, February 28, 2009

Allergy Alert: Canned Tuna

Updated February 28, 2009 with additional retail distribution information
Original article posted February 21, 2009

Tri-Union Seafoods has recalled 900 cases of Genova solid light tuna in olive oil due to the presence of undeclared soy protein. Due to a packaging error, the tuna in the recalled 5-ounce cans was packed in soybean oil with vegetable broth that contains soy. FDA has been notified of the recall.

The recall is limited to the following:

  • Genova Solid Light Tuna in Olive Oil (5 oz can): UPC #4800013265; Best By date 10/17/12; Product code DEHAH 1A225 or DEHBH 1A225

Individuals who are allergic to soy protein may experience a severe reaction after consuming the mislabelled tuna. Consumers are urged to return the recalled product to the store for a full refund.

Most of the 900 recalled cases were distributed to stores in the northeastern United States, including Stop & Shop, Big Y World Class Market, Harris Teeter and Whole Foods Market. Two cases were shipped to Publix stores in the southeast. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! This is very dangerous. We really have to be extra careful in doing groceries.


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