Contamination Concern Prompts Tuna Recall from Bumble Bee, Tri-Union

Contamination Concern Prompts Tuna Recall from Bumble Bee, Tri-Union
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March 17, 2016

Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods have announced recalls for tuna due to potential contamination.

Due to process deviations that occurred in a manufacturing facility, consumers could be at risk of contracting a life-threatening illness after eating the affected product. The deviations occurred as part of a commercial sterilization process that resulted in the presence of spoilage organisms or pathogens.

The issue occurred at a co-pack facility that is not owned or operated by Bumble Bee Foods.

Bumble Bee Foods is recalling its about 32,000 cases of its canned Chunk Light tuna. The affected product, sold in four or five ounce cans, was manufactured in February 2015 and are marked with a code that starts with the letter T.

Tri-Union is recalling about 2,700 cases of its Chicken of the Sea-brand canned chunk light tuna in oil and canned chunk light tuna in water, both packaged in five ounce cans.

For lot code and best-by dates for the recalled products, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) releases for Bumble Bee and Tri-Union.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. The company will offer customers a full refund.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact Bumble Bee Foods at (888) 820-1947 and Tri-Union Seafoods at (866) 600-2681.