It has been discovered recently that a batch of canned tuna by Bumble Bee is contaminated and extremely dangerous to one’s health.
The company in reaction to this revelation has instigated the voluntary recall of its Chunk Light Tuna brand.
It is estimated that a total of 31,579 cases of its tuna brand which were nationally distributed in February 2016 has been recalled.
In a statement released by the company it said that there were process deviations that occurred at a co-pack facility that is neither owned nor operated by Bumble Bee. It further stated that the process deviation could easily lead to contamination of its tuna brand by pathogen or spoilage microorganisms which can cause serious and even life-threatening illness to consumers.
Bumble Bee stated in its official press statement that it has recalled its canned tuna brand (Chunk Light Tuna) with the following UPC codes (8660000020, 8660000021 and 8660000736).
Fortunately there has been no known reported incident involving illness as a direct result of the consumption of the company’s tuna brand so far.
Bumble Bee’s tuna brand – Chunk Light Tuna have their cans marked with a code beginning with the letter “T” an example is (TOA2BSCAFB); also the cans “best by” dates include:
- For 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
- Also for 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil – 02/23/2019
- For the 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019
It is important to note that there is full cooperation between the co-packer, the FDA and Bumble Bee to effectively pull out from the shelves of stores nationwide its entire contaminated Chunk Light Tuna brand.
However, consumers are advised to dispose of any recalled product in their home.
You can reach Bumble Bee to get more information on reimbursement and other issues on (888) 820-1947 , the line is open for calls seven days a week and between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST. You can also visit the website (www.bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016) for more information.