California – On Wednesday, Bumble Bee Foods started recalling more than 31,000 cases of canned Chunk Light Tuna “out of an abundance of caution” due to spoilage concerns and potential health risks. The company said in a statement that it realized that “process deviations” occurred at a packing facility not operated or owned by it.
No illnesses have been reported, but the firm stated the deviations occurred during the commercial sterilization process and could lead to life-threatening contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens if consumed, CBS News reported.
The company is recalling 5-ounce cans of Chunk Light Tuna in Oil and 5-ounce cans of Chunk Light Tuna in Water, which is sold individually or in 4-packs and distributed nationally.
The products involved were produced last month. They have three specific UPC codes – 8660000020, 8660000021, and 8660000736 – and are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” according to CSB. Bumble Bee is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall the affected items from store shelves.
The FDA is urging those customers who have bought these products to immediately throw them away and contact Bumble Bee Foods to find out about reimbursement for their purchase. Call Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 FREE between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST or visit bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016 for further details.
Source: CBS News