Bumble Bee recalls 31,500 cases of canned tuna

Bumble Bee Foods is recalling more than 31,500 cases of its canned Chunk Light Tuna for risks of harmful contaminants.

A 31,579 cases included in the recall were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally.

The recall affects 3 specific UPC codes (8660000020, 8660000021, 8660000736) of canned Chunk Light tuna.

The company says process deviations occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee, which could have resulted in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and could furthermore lead to life-threatening illnesses if consumed.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:

  • 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
  • 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil – 02/23/2019
  • 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to remove the affected products from store shelves.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or whom have questions about the recall may contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 or visit the FDA website.

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