Dungeness Seaworks is Voluntarily Recalling all Canned Seafood Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Dungeness Seaworks is Voluntarily Recalling all Canned Seafood Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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Dungeness Seaworks is Voluntarily Recalling all Canned Seafood Products Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
October 20, 2015

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Dungeness Seaworks of Sequim, Washington is voluntarily recalling ONLY canned albacore tuna with any code starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
Products were distributed to Nash’s Farm Store, Sunny Farms, and Nourish Sequim in Sequim,
WA; Agnew Grocery and Feed in Agnew, WA; Abundantly Green in Poulsbo, WA; and sold at Farmer’s Markets in Poulsbo, WA and in Port Angeles, WA. The last date of distribution of recalled products is September 2015.
Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”. The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Products are packaged in metal cans with 6 ounce net weight cans.
Product Name UPC Brand
Albacore Tuna No UPC Dungeness Seaworks
Albacore Tuna Garlic No UPC Dungeness Seaworks
Albacore Tuna Jalepeno No UPC Dungeness Seaworks
Albacore Tuna Olive Oil No UPC Dungeness Seaworks
Albacore Tuna Hickory Smoke No UPC Dungeness Seaworks
The Dungeness Seaworks products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and this voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that that our products were possibly under- processed. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased cans of tuna are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a
full refund.
If you have any questions, call DUNGENESS SEAWORKS at 360-683-2898 or 360-460-7048 between the hours of 8:00am PST and 5:00pm PST, Monday- Friday or send e-mail to stjude4@olypen.com

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm468219.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.