DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea are pulling some 5-ounce cans of tuna over risk the fish could spoil.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some cans’ seals may not be tight enough. Loose seals could let in pathogens and spoil the tuna, sickening an eater.
There have been no reports so far of any related illnesses.
The first product being recalled is Bumble Bee brand and Brunswick brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore in water and chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil sold at retailers across the country between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28 and have “best by” dates that range from Jan. 16, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2016.
The other 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 and have a “best by” date of Jan. 18, 2017.
Consumers who think they may have purchased one of the recalled products should throw it away in the garbage. Consumers seeking a refund can contact Bumble Bee at 1-800-800-8572 or Chicken of the Sea at 1-800-597-5898.
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