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2016-03-24

H-E-B voluntarily recalls chunk tuna

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Hill Country Fare 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil has been voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of undercooked fish. Customers who purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund.




Officials with Texas’ giant grocery chain H-E-B have issued a voluntarily recall of 224 cases – 10,752 cans – of Hill Country Fare brand 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil.
This recall has been initiated because the product, produced at a co-packer, may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction. This was uncovered during a routine inspection.
Earlier, Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea had issued similar recalls.
As part of the commercial sterilization process, undercooking could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens. If consumed, this could lead to life-threatening illness.
Although there have been no reported illnesses to date, H-E-B has issued this voluntary recall in abundance of caution to ensure the highest level of food safety and quality.
The Hill Country Fare brand 5-ounce canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil was sold at H-E-B Texas stores in single cans between Feb. 24 and March 16, 2016.
The voluntary recall impacts the following product only:
Hill Country Fare Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
UPC code: 0 4122065335 5 product lot code 6O9FZ SCEES
Best By date (printed on the bottom of the can) is 2/9/19.
Customers who purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund. Customers with questions or concerns are asked to contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438, from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.