Bumble Bee Foods is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of canned chunk light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee, the company announced Thursday.
"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,” the recall notice stated. "It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall."
A total of 31,579 cases are included in the recall. The cases were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally.
The FDA says that no illnesses connected to the recalled Bumble Bee tuna have been reported so far.
The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit, the company stated.
"Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce,” according to the recall notice.
Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or whom have questions about the recall may contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, seven days a week.
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
Label UPC: 8660000020
TOA2BSCAFB, TOA3BSCAFB, TOA4BSCAFB, TOA5BSCAFB, TOABBSCAFB, TOACBSCAFB, TOADBSCAFB, TOAEBSCAFB, TOG3BSCAFB, TOG4BSCAFB, TOH6BSCAFB, TOH7BSCAFB, TOHABSCAFB, TOHBBSCAFB, TOHCBSCAFB, TOHDBSCAFB, TOJ1BSCAFB, TOJ2BSCAFB, TOJ3BSCAFB, TOJ4BSCAFB, TON1BSCAFB, TON3BSCAFB, TOO1BSCAFB, TOO2BSCAFB, TOO3BSCAFB, TOO4BSCAFB, TOO5BSCAFB, TOOABSCAFB, TOOBBSCAFB, TOODBSCAFB, TOOEBSCAFB, TOOFBSCAFB, TOR1BSCAFB, TOR4BSCAFB, TOR5BSCAFB
Best Buy 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
Label UPC: 8660000021
Can Codes: TOODGSCEFB
Best Buy Dates: 02/23/2019
4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
Label UPC: 8660000736
Can Codes: TO9BBSCAFB, TO9DBSCAFB, TOA2BSCAFB, TON2BSCAFB, TON4BSCAFB, TON8BSCAFB, TONBBSCAFB, TONDBSCAFB, TONFBSCAFB, TOW1BSCAFB, TOW2BSCAFB, TOW3BSCAFB, TOW4BSCAFB, TOW5BSCAFB, TOWABSCAFB, TOWBBSCAFB, TOWEBSCAFB
Best Buy Dates: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019
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