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Bumble Bee Recalls 31,579 Cases of Canned Tuna

March 17, 2016, 8:40 AM HST
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Bumble Bee product photos.

Bumble Bee product photos.

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC has announced that it is voluntarily recalling three specific UPC codes of Chunk Light tuna, totaling 31,579 cases produced in February 2016.

The recall is a result of “process deviation that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee,” the company said in a notice on the United States Food and Drug Administration’s website.

Issues occurred as part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.

No reports of illness associated with the products being recalled have occurred.

The products were shipped nationally.


Products included in the recall are:

  • 5 ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
    • UPC: 8660000020
    • Best Buy Dates: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, and 02/25/2019
  • 5 ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
    • UPC: 8660000021
    • Best Buy Date: 02/23/2019
  • 4 Pack of 5 ounce Bumble Been Chunk Light Tuna in Water
    • UPC: 8660000736
    • Best Buy Date: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

“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,” according to Bumble Bee. “Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce.”

Anyone with these products should throw them away. Consumers can contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 between 3 a.m. and 12 p.m. Hawai’i time for additional information or reimbursement.

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