Van Camps Chicken of the Sea Complaint - Teeth in your tunafish

Review by handyhands279 on 2011-11-21
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I bought two cans of tuna the first one was ok, the second one has the date of Best by 80/10/14 7AA1Z ALWAS 06:40. I made a sandwich and I ate half of it when I bit down on something hard I then spit it out to see what looks like a tooth, then started to eat right out or the bowl that I made it in only to bit into another tooth. Thinking that this was all to be found a bone that was 3/4 of an inch long. After that I gave the rest to the cat. I am trying to figure to what sea creature that the teeth and bone belong.
Comments:11 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-04-26
Posted by Johanna on 2011-11-21:
Last time I checked, tuna had bones. I may be mistaken, but I think they have teeth too.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-11-21:
Clutzy, that doesn't mean we have to eat them!

That's disgusting.
Posted by JayByJay on 2011-11-21:
I had a pork chop with a bone in it for dinner last night.
Just didn't eat the bone.
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-11-21:
I don't think the poster was concerned about tuna having teeth or bones in general, but the fact that they were in the can, which frankly I agree. I certainly don't expect to see teeth in a can of a name brand tuna.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-11-21:
Guess the OP got a bad batch, I would let them know about it.

Good thing I don't eat seafood.
Posted by Old Timer on 2011-11-21:
Agreed, with the batch code they can go back and see if there other complaints with that batch.
Posted by T on 2011-11-21:
"I certainly don't expect to see teeth in a can of a name brand tuna."

Ha. I wouldn't expect them in an brand! I hope the cat is a careful eater.
Posted by Skye on 2011-11-21:
While its gross, things like this can and do happen everyday, except we don't see them or taste them. You'd be surprised what the government regulations allow to be in food.

Contact corporate and let them know. This is something that definitely should be brought to their attention.

Posted by Starlord on 2011-11-21:
Skye is right. the FDA does allow a certain percentage of stuff we think of as horrible, simply because to propcess it enough to completely remove them, the products would not be affordable. Our daughter refuses to use ketchup, because someone once told her the FDA allows what is really a miniscule amount of insect parts. It does no good telling her that there are similar standards for any processed food, she is locked in on ketchup. Needless to say, the standards are tight enough that the processed foods are termed GRAS, generally recognized as safe.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-11-22:
Another aspect of the thread is that, usually, in legal cases against food packer or restaurants in similar cases, is that the offending items are a natural consituent of the product. If it had been a machine screw or (horrors) a used band-aid, then you would have a legal claim. Food purveyors do a great job when processing most food, but they can't catch all this stuff, and the law recognizes that fact.
Posted by Tenyr on 2013-04-26:
I had the same thing happen to me. My grandson bit into a sandwich and spit out a tooth. Before I could figure out it was a tooth, I bit into one.
Then I found another in the remaining tuna.

These things are very sharp and could cause serious damage if ingested.

I'm not a happy consumer.

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