Bumble Bee Foods officials issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products due to loose seals.
“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,” Steve Mavity of Bumble Bee Foods said in a statement.
“There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.”
Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed, Mavity said.
A list of the recalled products HERE.
Consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.
Chicken of the Sea
Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water.
The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reported illnesses to date, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.
The specific product being recalled is Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water sold at retail nationwide in single cans between February 4, 2013 and February 27, 2013.
The UPC code (also known as the bar code) is found on the label of the product and is 0 48000 03355 0. The Best By date is printed on the bottom of the can and is 01/18/17. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can and include:
3018CACCKP; 3018CAECKP; 3018CB3CKP; 3018CADCKP; 3018CA2CKP; 3018CA3CKP; 3018CA4CKP; 3018CAACKP and 3018CABCKP
“The health and safety of our consumers is paramount. As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to issue this voluntary recall by alerting our customers who received the product and by asking them to remove it from store shelves,” said Shue Wing Chan, President of Tri-Union Seafoods.
No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers looking for additional information can call our 24 hour Recall Information line at 1-800-597-5898.