StarKist Co. Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Two SeaSations® Products Due to Undeclared Allergen

Pittsburgh, PA–(ENEWSPF)–April 19, 2010.  As a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, StarKist Co. is initiating a voluntary recall of two SeaSations® frozen white whole fish fillet products – Thai with Basil, UPC # 80000 50007 and Teriyaki Orange and Ginger, UPC # 80000 50112. All 11.4 oz packages of these two varieties have been recalled, regardless of Best By Date or Manufacturing Code. SeaSations is a test market product, and is therefore in limited retail distribution in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

All other varieties of SeaSations are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall. Additionally, no StarKist® tuna products are included in this recall.

StarKist Co. is voluntarily recalling these two SeaSations varieties due to the presence of wheat, which was not declared as an allergen in the ingredient statement. People who are allergic to wheat may run a risk of serious adverse health consequences by consuming this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported – individuals without an allergy to wheat may continue to enjoy this product.

All SeaSations are 100% guaranteed. Consumers can contact the StarKist Consumer Hotline at (800) 252-1587 for further information about the voluntary recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product. StarKist is working with the FDA in issuing this voluntary recall. We regret this inconvenience to our customers and consumers, and we remain committed to providing nutritious products of the highest quality.