Bumble Bee recalls 31,579 cases of tuna

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NEW YORK — Bumble Bee Foods has issued a voluntarily tuna recall. The recall impacts three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna.

The recall was issued after a company that handled the tuna used a “commercial sterilization process” that “could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.”

“It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date,” a Bumble Bee spokesperson said. “No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.”

There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:


“The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit,” the company spokesperson advised. “Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce.”

If you have questions, you can call  Bumble Bee at 888-820-1947.