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Tri-Union Recalls Tuna In Olive Oil filled With Soybean Oil

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing a precautionary recall of the 5-ounce variety of 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. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soybean run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no reported illnesses, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing the precautionary recall to protect public health.

Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined distribution of the product at retail was limited to 900 cases – the vast majority of which were distributed to the Northeast (two cases were distributed to Publix stores in the Southeast). The 5-ounce variety of Genova solid light tuna in olive oil was distributed in January and February. Consumers who purchased the 5-ounce variety of Genova solid light tuna in olive oil with the UPC code 4800013265, "Best By Date 10/17/12" and product code DEHAH 1A225 or DEHBH 1A225 are asked to return it to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. The UPC code (also known as bar code) is found on the side of the can and the best by date and product code are ink jet printed on the bottom of the can.

“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, Tri-Union Seafoods. “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.”