Bumble Bee recalls tuna for possible contamination

The company is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WYTV) – Tuna giant Bumble Bee is recalling some of its canned tuna because of the possibility of contamination.

tuna-groupThe company is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to processing that may have compromised the sterilization process, which could result in spoilage or pathogens. Life threatening illness could result if consumed. No reports of illness have been reported. The recall is precautionary.

There are a total of 31,579 cases, produced in February and distributed nationally, that are part of the recall.

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

Label UPC Product “Best By” Dates”
8660000020 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
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
02/23/2019
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

The recall is being initiated out of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer, which is not owned or operated by Bumble Bee.

Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from store shelves.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product.

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