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Tri-Union Seafoods Recalls Chopped Clams

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Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is issuing a precautionary, voluntary recall of a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 6.5-ounce chopped clams, the FDA announced today.

The product is mislabeled and may contain tiny shrimp, and the company is conducting this precautionary, voluntary recall to ensure public health as shellfish is considered an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no reported illnesses.

Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined potential distribution of the product at retail was limited to the following retail distribution centers: Wakefern in Pennsylvania; C&S in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont; MDV/Nash Finch in Virginia; Food Lion in Pennsylvania and Virginia; and Jefferson Wholesale in Pennsylvania. The Chicken of the Sea brand 6.5-ounce chopped clams was distributed in November and December of 2010, has the UPC code 0 480730 6 and the following product code and best by date combination:

Chopped Clams excel sheet displaying UPC code and Best by date

Consumers who purchased the product are asked to return it to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or call 1-877-843-6376 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The UPC code (also known as bar code) is found on the side of the can and the best by date and product code are imprinted on the top of the can. No other codes of chopped clams or any other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

We have notified all of our customers who have received the mislabeled product and asked them to remove it from their shelves, said Shue Wing Chan, president, Tri-Union Seafoods. This precautionary recall is the right and prudent action in the interest of protecting public health. Further, we are taking corrective steps in our labeling process to ensure this error does not repeat itself.

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