Ecola Seafoods Inc. is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on all Canned Salmon and Tuna Because of a Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2015
Firm Press Release
ECOLA Seafoods Inc. of Cannon Beach, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL canned salmon and tuna with any code starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTED CASES OF ILLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR PRODUCT TO DATE.
All products were distributed to consumers in Oregon.The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015 (with an expiration date of September 2018.) Affected production codes include any codes starting with “OC”. The code can be found on either the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 7.5 oz.
Albacore Tuna 7.5 oz.
Smoked Albacore Tuna 7.5 oz.
Coho Salmon 7.5 oz.
Smoked Coho Salmon 7.5 oz.
Chinook Salmon 7.5 oz.
Smoked Chinook Salmon 7.5 oz.
The ECOLA Seafoods products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and this voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that that our products were possibly under- processed. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who have purchased recalled salmon or tuna canned products are urged to return it to ECOLA Seafoods for a full refund. If you have any questions, call Cindy Beckman at (503) 436-9130 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm PST, Monday-Friday.