H-E-B recalls Hill Country Fare brand tuna


HOUSTON – H-E-B is voluntarily recalling 224 cases of Hill Country Fare brand 5-ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil.

H-E-B said the recall was initiated because the product, produced at a co-packer, may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection. Store officials said the undercooking could result in the tuna spoiling, which could lead to life-threatening illness if eaten.

According to the grocery chain, there have been no reported illnesses to date.

The recall affects Hill Country Fare brand 5-ounce canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil sold at H-E-B stores in single cans between Feb. 24 and March 16. H-E-B said the best-by date printed on the bottom of the can has the date Feb. 9, 2019, and has product lot code 6O9FZ SCEES.

Customers who purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438. The lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.