Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled For ‘Life-Threatening’ Contamination

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Bumblebee Tuna
The San Diego-based company says customers with the recalled tuna should throw the cans away.

SAN DIEGO– Bumble Bee Foods has announced that the San Diego-based company is recalling tens of thousands of tuna cans because of “life-threatening” contamination that was found.

The company announced Thursday that it is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna because of deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee.

These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to “life-threatening illness if consumed,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

There have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall, according to an FDA release.
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:

5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best by Dates: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019

5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, Best by Dates: 02/23/2019

Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best by Dates: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019