Tuna Recall Blamed on Seal

Mar 7, 2013 11:47am
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Bumble Bee has recalled some cans of tuna. (Image credit: Richard B. Levine via Newscom)

Tuna giant Bumble Bee Foods has recalled cans of its flaky fish because of a possible problem with the seal.

Bumble Bee Foods issued the voluntary recall for 5-ounce cans of Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products because the products “do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“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,” Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of technical services and corporate quality assurance, said in a statement.

Loose seals and seams can lead to bacterial contamination, which can cause food poisoning, according to the FDA.

The recalled cans were distributed to stores nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. Consumers who purchased the recalled products are advised to dispose of them immediately.

“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 said.

The following products are included in the recall:

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

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6661332803 3018SB1CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
6661332803 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5-Ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)

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866203 3016SBCCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
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866203 3017SB1CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
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866203 3017SB4CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB5CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
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866203 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB4CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB5CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBACLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBBCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBCCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBDCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBECLP Best By Jan 18 2016

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

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866213 3016SACCLH Best By Jan 16 2016
866213 3016SADCLH Best By Jan 16 2016
866213 3016SAECLH Best By Jan 16 2016
866213 3016SAFCLH Best By Jan 16 2016
866213 3018SAFCLH Best By Jan 18 2016

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

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866253 3017SA1CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAECKP Best By Jan 17 2016
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Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000736 866203 3017SBACLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBBCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBCCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBDCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBECLP Best By Jan 17 2016

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

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SABCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5-Ounce  Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA4CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA5CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SAACKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SACCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SB2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016

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