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Chicken of the Sea & Bumble Bee tuna recall

Posted March 21

Chicken of the Sea tuna has been added to the tuna recall including Bumble Bee Foods.

The recall includes multiple varieties of chunk light tuna and was issued due to possible product contamination and spoilage.

At this time, only 5-ounce cans of tuna have been recalled. Tuna pouches are not included in these recalls.

Chicken of the Sea Recall

The recalled Chicken of the Sea products include 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna packed in water and in oil.

If you have any of these products, they can be returned to the store for a refund. You can call the Chicken of the Sea 24-hour recall information line at 1-866-600-2681 with any questions or concerns.

According to Foodsafetynews.com, the following Chicken of the Sea products have been recalled:

Following are the Lot Codes and Best-By dates for Chicken of the Sea 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna in oil, with a best-by date of Feb. 10, 2019, and a UPC number of 0 4800000195 5:

6OA3Z SCEES
6OAAZ SCEES
6OABZ SCEEB
6OACZ SCEEB

Following are the Lot Codes and Best-By dates for Chicken of the Sea 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna in water, with a UPC number of 0 4800000245 7:

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

Bumble Bee Recall

See the press release below for specific Bumble Bee UPC codes that were recalled as well as the number to call with questions and concerns.

SAN DIEGO – Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today 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. 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.

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:


UPC: 8660000020, 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best Buy Dates: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019

UPC:8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, Best Buy Dates: 02/23/2019

UPC:8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best Buy Dates: 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) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST seven days a week or visit www.bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016

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