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Tuna sold in local Costco stores recalled

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, the makers of the "Chicken of the Sea" brand of tuna, is voluntarily recalling a type of tuna sold as a multi-pack at Costco stores in Hawaii and eleven other western states.

The company says its 7-ounce cans of "Chicken of the Sea" solid white albacore tuna in water that were sold in October and November do not contain a label warning that the product contains soy, a recognized allergen. No illnesses have been reported.

Tri-Union Seafoods sales of the product at retail were limited to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada, along with Hawaii

"The health and safety of our consumers is paramount. As soon as we discovered the labeling error, we took immediate steps to issue this voluntary recall by alerting our customer who received the mislabeled product and by asking them to remove it from store shelves," said Shue Wing Chan, President of Tri-Union Seafoods. "In this instance only those that are allergic to soy are at risk. We are taking corrective steps in our labeling process to ensure this error does not repeat itself."

The company says no other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

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