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H-E-B Issues Voluntary Recall of Hill Country Brand Tuna

Hill Country Fare 5 oz. Chunk Light Tuna in Oil has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Hill Country Fare 5 oz. Chunk Light Tuna in Oil has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Photo Credit: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

H-E-B is voluntarily recalling 224 cases (10,752 cans) of Hill Country Fare brand 5 oz. Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

This recall has been initiated because the product, produced at a co-packer, may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection.

These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. 

There have been no reported illnesses to date, H-E-B is issuing this voluntary recall in abundance of caution to ensure the highest level of food safety and quality, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Hill Country Fare brand 5oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil was sold at H-E-B Texas stores in single cans between Feb. 24 and March 16.

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 any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at (855) 432-4438 Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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