Companies issue nationwide recall of canned seafood products
A growing list of seafood companies, particularly in Oregon, have issued recalls for a number of canned seafood products—including tuna and salmon—over concerns the products could potentially be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death.
The recalls began early this month when Skipanon Brands Seafoods LLC of Warrenton, Oregon recalled all canned seafood products. According to FDA, this voluntary recall was initiated due to lack of documentation and possible under-processed products. The problem was discovered during an ongoing FDA inspection. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
Since the initial recall, a flurry of companies—nine as of Friday—whose products were manufactured and packed by Skipanon have voluntarily issued similar recalls for their canned seafood products.
There have been no reported cases of illnesses associated with these products to date.
A full list of recalled products can be found on FDA’s website here.