Old Oregon Smokehouse is Issuing a Voluntary Recall Canned Albacore Tuna Because of a Possible Health Risk, With 0 Comments, Category: Recalls,
Old Oregon Smokehouse is Issuing a Voluntary Recall Canned Albacore Tuna Because of a Possible Health Risk
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For Immediate Release
November 10, 2015
Old Oregon Smokehouse
Firm Press Release
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Old Oregon Smokehouse of Rockaway, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL canned Albacore tuna with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which 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.
The recalled product was sold to consumers from our retail stores in Tillamook, Oregon or Rockaway, Oregon. The last date of distribution of recalled product was 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. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 6 oz.
Product Name Net Weight UPC
Albacore Tuna 6 oz. none
There have been no reported cases of illnesses associated with our product to date.
This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that our product was possibly under-processed by our contract manufacturer. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased recalled canned Albacore tuna are urged to destroy or return it to the firm for a full refund.
If you have any questions, please call Old Oregon Smokehouse at 503-355-2817 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm PST, Monday-Friday.
*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/ucm472252.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.