Bumble Bee Recalls More Than 30,000 Cases of Chunk Light Tuna
The company discovered improper sterilization at a third-party packing facility
Check the label before you make your next tuna sandwich. Bumble Bee voluntarily recalled 31,579 cases of tuna due to spoilage concerns, according to a company news release. The recall was initiated after a routine quality audit by a third-party co-packer (a company that manufactures and packages food) found the affected products didn't undergo proper sterilization procedures.
"These deviations…could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed," Bumble Bee said.
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The company is now working closely with the co-packer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove the recalled products from retailers.
Produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally, the recalled tuna cans are marked with a code that starts with a "T" (example: TOA2BSCAFB). The following products have been recalled:
- 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water with Best of Dates: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019 (UPC 8660000020)
- 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil with Best of Date: 02/23/2019 (UPC 8660000021)
- 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water with Best of Dates: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019 (UPC 8660000736)
No injuries have been reported. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product and avoid consumption. If you purchased any of the recalled products you can call Bumble Bee at 888-820-1947 for a refund.
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