Bumble Bee Recalling Canned Tuna

March 7, 2013
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Bumble Bee Foods is recalling some of its canned tuna because the cans may not have tight enough seals, which could result in spoilage of fish.

There have not been any reports of illnesses as the result of the issues with the 5 ounce cans.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration “Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed.”

Consumers should throw away the affected cans and seek refunds from Bumble Bee.

Products subject to recall follow:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

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Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)

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Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)

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Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

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Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)

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These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible. We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall. We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated.”

Mavity added, “There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage.

For any questions concerning this voluntary recall or reimbursement, consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.

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One Response to Bumble Bee Recalling Canned Tuna

  1. Catherine Marshall on March 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I am surprised that no illnesses have been reported. For a week and a half I have been suffering from stomach and digestive issues. As far as I can determine, these started when I started eating this tuna fish. I was starting to think that I needed to go back on Previcid but now am connecting quite a bit of discomfort and worry with having eaten this product.

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