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Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Canned Tuna Recall Due to Health Risk

Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Canned Tuna Recall Due to Health Risk

A massive canned tuna recall has been issued for Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee brands because potential contamination could cause life-threatening illness.

Select varieties of Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee brand canned tuna are subject to a tuna recall after routine inspection at a packing facility found that an equipment malfunction may have left the products undercooked. This failure in the commercial sterilization process could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens. No illnesses associated with these products have been reported.

“The health and safety of our consumers is our number one priority. As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to initiate this voluntary recall, alerting our retail customers that received the product and instructing them to remove it from store shelves,” said Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods LLC that makes Chicken of the Sea.

The recalled tuna was distributed to retailers nationwide. 2,745 cases (equal to 107,280 cans) of Chicken of the Sea canned are subject to the recall. The recall of Bumble Bee tuna is far larger at 31,579 cases.

Consumers can identify the products affected by this tuna recall by finding the UPC on the label, and Best By date and lot code on the bottom of the can.

Chicken of the Sea Tuna Recalled:

Chicken of the Sea Tuna RecalledChicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in oil sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5

LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES 2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES 2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB 2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB 2/10/19

 

 

Chicken of the Sea Tuna RecalledChicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water

Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna in water sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between Feb. 18, 2016 and March 16, 2016.

The UPC code is 0 4800000245 7

LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OJEB SCAEB 2/18/19
6OJCB SCAFB 2/18/19
6ONEB SCAIB 2/22/19
6OOFZ SCAFB 2/23/19
6ORDB SCAFB 2/25/19
6ORAB SCAFB 2/25/19
6L2CB SCAFB 3/2/19
6L32B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L33B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L35B SCAEB 3/3/19
6L3CB SCAEB 3/3/19

 

Consumers who purchased Chicken of the Sea products affected by this tuna recall may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions or concerns about this recall should call the 24-hour recall information line at 1-866-600-2681.

Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled:

Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water

Produced in February 2016.

Label UPC 8660000020

Lot Codes Best By Date
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 02/10/2019

02/16/2019

02/17/2019

02/18/2019

02/22/2019

02/23/2019

02/25/2019

 

Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil

Label UPC 8660000021

Lot Codes Best By Date
TOODGSCEFB 02/23/2019

 

Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water

Label UPC 8660000736

Lot Codes Best By Date
TO9BBSCAFB, TO9DBSCAFB, TOA2BSCAFB, TON2BSCAFB, TON4BSCAFB, TON8BSCAFB, TONBBSCAFB, TONDBSCAFB, TONFBSCAFB, TOW1BSCAFB, TOW2BSCAFB, TOW3BSCAFB, TOW4BSCAFB, TOW5BSCAFB, TOWABSCAFB, TOWBBSCAFB, TOWEBSCAFB 02/9/2019

02/10/2019

02/22/2019

02/29/2019

 

Bumble Bee Foods advises consumers to discard the recalled tuna. Consumers who want a refund should keep the product label or receipt and contact the company at (888) 820-1947.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

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