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.
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.