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Bumble Bee Tuna - Recall


Last updated 3/17/2016 at 11:55am

San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods has announced that it is voluntarily recalling tens of thousands of tuna cans due to "life-threatening" contamination.

The company announced Thursday that three specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna have 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.

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

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