SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (KTRE) - H-E-B, a San Antonio-based grocery store chain, has voluntarily recalled 224 cases of Hill Country Fare brand 5 oz. Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, according to a press release from the FDA.
H-E-B has locations in Lufkin and Nacogdoches.
According to a press release from the FDA, the company issued a volunteer recall because the canned tuna, which is produced at a co-packer, may have been undercooked because of an equipment malfunction, which was discovered 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," the press release stated. "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."
The Hill Country Fare brand 5 oz. cans were sold as single items at H-E-B's Texas stores 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 bought the Hill Country Fare Chunk Light Tuna in Oil can return it to their local stores for a full refund. People with questions and concerns may contact the company's customer service department at 1-855-432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.