News Alert!!: San Diego, CA: Bumble Bee Foods L.L.C. issues voluntary recall on 3 production codes of canned Chunk Light Tuna due to possible health risk.
Bumble Bee Foods L.L.C. in San Diego, California has announced on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 that it is voluntarily recalling 3 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 Foods L.L.C.
The 3 products that fall under the recall are: 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, and the 4-pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water.
The products have one of the following three UPC labels: 8660000020, 8660000021, and 8660000736.
** The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “Can Codes” and “Best Buy Date” posted at the following Bumble Bee Foods L.L.C. website address: **
According to a news release from Bumble Bee Foods L.L.C., there are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally.
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.
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.
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 Foods L.L.C. is working closely with the co-packer and the United States Food and Drug Administration 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 Foods L.L.C. at: 1 (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm ET 7 days a week.
** More information regarding the recall is at the following Bumble Bee Foods L.L.C. website address: **
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