Jul 25, 2014

UPDATED: Bumble Bee Foods Expands Recalls of Some Tuna Products

The expanded voluntary recall was issued on March 8. These items were sold nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28.

UPDATED: Bumble Bee Foods Expands Recalls of Some Tuna Products

UPDATED Friday, March 8, 9:18 a.m.: If you are fond of using canned tuna for your lunch dishes, you may want to take note of this news from Bumble Bee Foods, LLC.

The seafood product company has announced an expanded recall for some of its tuna products.

The US Food and Drug Administration reports on its website that Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued an expanded voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products.

The recall was issued on March 6 because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

The products under this recall were distributed for retail sale nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. Full details of the products in question can be found on the FDA website.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible.

"We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall. 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 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,” he added.

Bumble Bee products can be found in a wide variety of Roswell stores such as Kroger, Publix, Super Target and Walmart Supercenter.

According to the FDA website, loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products. 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage. 

For any questions concerning this voluntary recall or reimbursement, consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at 800-800-8572.

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