DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s time to check your pantry.
Bumble Bee Foods is recalling thousands of cans of Chunk Light tuna because the product is possibly contaminated, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.READ MORE: As Eviction Moratorium Expires, Thousands Of Metro-Detroiters Seek Help
The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit. The process deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process, and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.
Three products are included in the recall: 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water (UPC 8660000020), 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil (UPC 8660000021), and 4 Pack of 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water (UPC 8660000736).READ MORE: U.K. Opens Travel To Vaccinated Americans
The recall includes a total of 31,579 cases which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and several “best by” dates. Click here to see the full list.
The company has received no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce.MORE NEWS: Northbound I-75 Closed At I-696 In Madison Heights For Pavement Repairs
Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement can contact Bumble Bee at 888-820-1947.