Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea Expand Tuna Recall

Mar 8, 2013 10:47am
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Bumble Bee Foods has expanded its recall. (Image credit: Richard B. Levine via Newscom)

Tuna giants Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea have expanded recalls of their flaky fish because of a possible packaging problem.

Both companies issued voluntary recalls of some 5-ounce cans of Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna Wednesday because the seals did not meet company standards, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalls have now been expanded to include more cans.

“There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products,” Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of technical services and corporate quality assurance, said in a statement. “But because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.”

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

“The health and safety of our consumers is paramount,” Shue Wing Chan, president of Chicken of the Sea’s maker Tri-Union Seafoods, said in a statement. “As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to issue this voluntary recall by alerting our customers who received the product and by asking them to remove it from store shelves.”

The recalled cans were distributed to stores nationwide between Jan. 17 and March 6, according to the FDA. The original recalls covered cans distributed between Jan. 17 and Feb. 27. 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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Bumble Bee Brand 5-Ounce  Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000990)

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866203

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

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

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866213

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

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866253

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

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

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8660000776

866253

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

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Click here for more information on the Bumble Bee tuna recall.

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-Ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil (UPC 0 48000 00195 5)

CODE BEST BY DATE
3015CB1CLH 01/15/17
3015CB2CLH 01/15/17
3015CB3CLH 01/15/17
3015CB4CLH 01/15/17
3015CBACLH 01/15/17
CODE BEST BY DATE
3015CBBCLH 01/15/17
3015CBCCLH 01/15/17
3015CBDCLH 01/15/17
3015CBECLH 01/15/17

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore Tuna (UPC 0 48000 03355 0)

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3018CA2CKP 01/18/17
3018CA3CKP 01/18/17
3018CA4CKP 01/18/17
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LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
3018CACCKP 01/18/17
3018CAECKP 01/18/17
3018CB3CKP 01/18/17
3018CADCKP 01/18/17

Click here for more information on the Chicken of the Sea recall.

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