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Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled Due to Loose Seals

Update Date: Mar 07, 2013 09:43 AM EST
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Another product this year is getting the boot off of our shelves.  Bumble Bee Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling some of its tuna canned products after the company expressed concerns over the tightness of the cans' seals. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that there are no recorded illnesses resulting from the company's tuna so far.  

The specific products are the five-ounce cans of Chunk White Albacore and the Chunk Light Tuna that were distributed to be sold from Jan. 17 to Feb 28 with the expiration date of Jan 2016. The FDA detailed the specific product codes of the albacore and tuna cans sold in different sized packages that are being recalled. The list can be found here FDA's Recall - Firm Press Release.

Although no one has gotten sick from the tuna, the cans were not sealed properly and future contamination is highly possible. The FDA stated that the recalled products did not meet company's standards for seal tightness, and loose seams leads to spoiled products, especially when kept on the shelf for a long period of time.

"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," the senior vice president of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance at Bumble Bee Foods, Steve Mavity stated.

The company will issue a reimbursement for the recalled products and remind customers to depose of these cans immediately. To contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs, called, (800) 800-8572.

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