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Bumble Bee Foods recalls cans of tuna

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The Bumble Bee Foods company announced on Wednesday a voluntary recall for canned tuna due to a possible health risk.

It said three specific kinds of canned Chunk Light Tuna were involved.

The cans may have been affected by what it called "process deviations," which is part of a sterilization process. During that process, the tuna in the cans could have spoiled.

As a result, eating it could lead to a life-threatening illness due to spoilage pathogens.

Bumble Bee noted that there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the products to date.

The affected cans include:

  • 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, UPC label 8660000020, "best by" dates of 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019 and 02/25/2019.
  • 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, UPC label 8660000021, "best by" date of 2/23/2019.
  • 4 Pack of 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, UPC label 8660000736, "best by" dates of 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019 and 02/29/2019.

The company said 31,579 cases of the products were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally.

It said the recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution.

The issue was discovered by the co-packer during a routine quality audit.

Bumble Bee said it was working closely with that co-packer and the Food and Drug Administration to remove the products from store shelves.

Consumers should throw the product away and seek reimbursement from the company on its website here.

More information about the recall itself can also be found on the FDA's website here.

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