Barbara's Beat: Bumble Bee Foods issues tuna recall

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bumble Bee Foods issues tuna recall


Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Products subject to recall follow:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
6661332803
3018SB1CLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
6661332803
3018SB2CLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
866203
3016SBCCLP
Best By Jan 16 2016
866203
3016SBDCLP
Best By Jan 16 2016
866203
3016SBECLP
Best By Jan 16 2016
866203
3017SB1CLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866203
3017SB3CLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866203
3017SB4CLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866203
3017SB5CLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866203
3017SB6CLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866203
3018SB2CLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SB4CLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SB5CLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SBACLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SBBCLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SBCCLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SBDCLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
866203
3018SBECLP
Best By Jan 18 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
866213
3016SACCLH
Best By Jan 16 2016
866213
3016SADCLH
Best By Jan 16 2016
866213
3016SAECLH
Best By Jan 16 2016
866213
3016SAFCLH
Best By Jan 16 2016
866213
3018SAFCLH
Best By Jan 18 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
866253
3017SA1CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866253
3017SA2CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866253
3017SA3CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866253
3017SADCKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866253
3017SAECKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
866253
3017SAFCKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)
Cluster Pack UPC
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
8660000736
866203
3017SBACLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736
866203
3017SBBCLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736
866203
3017SBCCLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736
866203
3017SBDCLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736
866203
3017SBECLP
Best By Jan 17 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)
Cluster Pack UPC
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
8660000776
866253
3017SABCKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SADCKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)
Cluster Pack UPC
Can Label UPC
Can Lot Code
Can Best Buy Code
8660000776
866253
3017SA3CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SA4CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SA5CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SAACKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SACCKP
Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776
866253
3017SB2CKP
Best By Jan 17 2016

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “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.”

Mavity added, “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.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage.

For any questions concerning this voluntary recall or reimbursement, consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.

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