jueves, 8 de julio de 2010
Botulism - USA: canned tuna and recall
Tri-Union Seafoods announced a recall of Chicken of the Sea 12 ounce cans of solid white tuna packed in water, citing that a production error caused some issues with proper sealing.
The FDA has specific guidelines on canned foods and the sealing process and the tuna recalled did not meet those standards. These products were distributed in 10 states including Wisconsin, Nebraska, Utah, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Colorado, Indiana, California and Oregon. The distribution dates were in February and May .
The 12 ounce Chicken of the Sea solid white tuna packed in water has a upc code of 4800000262, "Best By Date 2/10/2014" and product code 7OA1E ASWAB, 7OA2E ASWAB, 7OA3E ASWAB, 7OA4E ASWAB, 7OA5E ASWAB, 7OAEE ASWAB, or 7OAFE ASWAB. The best by dates and product code numbers are imprinted on the bottom of the cans. No other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this recall.
There have been no reports of sickness identified with the consumption of this product. Canned food with loose seals can spoil quickly and has the potential to cause sickness. Although rare, botulism can sometimes be found in improperly sealed canned foods and according to an FDA fact sheet on botulism, canned fish has been identified as a food that is commonly contaminated.