Tennessee consumers should be aware that Chicken of the Sea has recalled more than 107,000 cans of tuna. The company stated that its products may have been undercooked, which could result in life-threatening contamination.
The company stated that its equipment may have malfunctioned, causing their products to be undercooked. The issue was found during a routine inspection of the plant. If the product is consumed, it could cause serious health conditions.
The affected products were sold between Feb. 10 and March 16. The affected products included the 5 oz. cans of Chunk Light Tuna in oil and the 5 oz. cans of Chunk Light Tuna in water. A spokesperson for the company stated that the retail outlets were immediately alerted and that they were instructed to remove the products from their shelves. As of March 22, no illnesses from consuming the product has been reported.
A company that produces and sells dangerous products that could cause serious illness or harm can potentially be held responsible for such losses. If a person was harmed due to the defective product, an attorney may file a lawsuit against the manufacturer as well as any other party in the chain of marketing, including distributors and retailers. In the event that the product caused harm to a large number of victims, an attorney may find it advisable to seek class action status for the group of plaintiffs. Damages that are often sought in this type of action can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other amounts.
Source: Tech Times, “Chicken Of The Sea Recalls Canned Tuna Products Over Potential Health Risks”, Katherine Derla, March 22, 2016