Bumble Bee is recalling 31,500 cans of their “Chunk Light Tuna” due to spoilage and cause life-threatening illness if consumed.
As of now there have been no reported illnesses, but the company acknowledged it is a possibility after discovering “process deviations” in sterilization that took place in the packing facility that produced the cans of tuna.
As a result, the cans in question may contain spoilage pathogens and organisms that can lead to serious, even fatal, illness.
The cans were distributed nationwide and can be found by looking at the can code and “best by” dates. Affected cans have a “T” at the beginning of the can code and have the following “best by” dates:
5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil: 02/23/2019
Four-pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019
The company is advising consumers who have these cans to throw them away; if you’ve eaten any of these products and experience any type of illness the CDC advises you to seek medical help immediately.
Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Bumble Bee at 888-820-1947.
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