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Bumble Bee recalls 3 chunk light tunas

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors and Ag Compliance Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on three specific UPC codes of Bumble Bee canned chunk light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-packaging facility, according to a news release.

On Thursday, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced that it was voluntarily recalling the products.

The 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. 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.

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:

The following are the labels, types of tuna, best by dates and UPC codes associated with the tuna that has been affected:

5oz Bumble Bee Chunk, 8660000020

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

8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk

Light Tuna in Oil 02/23/2019

8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee

Chunk Light Tuna in

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

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) 820-1947between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST seven days a week.

For detailed information pertaining to this recall, please click the link in the title of this notification.