SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WKBN) – Tuna giant Bumble Bee is recalling some of its canned tuna because of the possibility of contamination.
The 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 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.
The Bumble Bee products that are subject to the recall are marked with a can code that starts with “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB).
Tri-Union Seafoods is also recalling 2,745 cases of Chicken of the Sea brand canned tuna because it might be undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, according to the manufacturer.
Consumers are advised to throw away the following recalled products:
- Chicken of the Sea: UPC codes 0 4800000195 5 and 0 4800000245 7, produced between February 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016
- 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water: UPC code 8660000020, “Best By” dates 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
- 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil: UPC code 8660000021, “Best By” date 02/23/2019
- 4 pack of 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water: UPC code 8660000736, “Best By” dates 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019
Consumers are advised to throw away recalled products.