Bumble Bee tuna is being recalled over concerns that some of its products could spoil. The company, Bumble Bee Foods LLC, recalled some of its five-ounce tuna cans over the concerns.
According to a recall notice by the company, some of the cans’ lids may not have sealed properly. When the lid is not sealed tightly, pathogens could find their way in and spoil the tuna.
If a consumer eats the spoiled tuna, they could become sick. There have not been any reports so far of illness related to the recalled tuna, but the company would like to play it safe. The cans in question were distributed across the country between January 17 and February 28.
The cans have a “best by” date of January 16, 2016 through January 18, 2016. The products included in the recall are Bumble Bee and Brunswick brand five-ounce cans. They contain chunk white albacore in water, along with chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil.
Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity spoke about the Bumble Bee tuna recall, saying:
“Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible. We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall. We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated.”
This is not the first recall for Bumble Bee Foods LLC. The company was forced to recall 40 million cans of tuna due to holes in 1982. They also issued a recall over botulism caused by food produced at a plant owned and operated by Bumble Bee in 2007. The most recent recall was issued in 2010 when plastic pieces were found in the company’s chicken salad products.
Customers with questions about the Bumble Bee tuna recall can contact the company’s Consumer Affairs department at (800) 800-8572.