WASHINGTON – Bumble Bee has announced a recall of about 31,500 cases of tuna due to concerns about spoilage.
The Food and Drug Administration and Bumble Bee announced the recall on Wednesday, saying that “process deviations” during the sterilization process in a packing facility not owned by Bumble Bee led to concerns that the tuna may spoil and cause life-threatening illness.
There have been no reports of illness associated with the tuna, Bumble Bee said.
The tuna subject to the recall were produced last month. They are:
- 5 oz. cans of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, with a label UPC of 8660000020 and expiration dates Feb. 10 and Feb. 25, 2019;
- 5 oz. cans of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, with a UPC of 8660000021 and an expiration date of Feb. 23, 2019;
- Four-packs of 5 oz. cans of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, with a UPC of 8660000736 and expiration dates of Feb. 9-10. Feb. 22 and Feb. 29, 2019.
The company says that if you have any of these cans, just throw them away. If you have any questions about reimbursement or any other aspect of the recall, call them at (888) 820-1947 or click on the Bumble Bee page here.
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