Bumble Bee Foods recalls canned tuna due to loose seals, risk of contamination
By Amber Sutton | firstname.lastname@example.org
on March 07, 2013 at 10:16 AM Print
The recalled Bumble Bee tuna packages were distributed nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. (Bumble Bee Foods)
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Bumble Bee Foods is voluntarily recalling some of its 5-ounce packages of Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna due to loose seals, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The report says seams that are not tight enough could allow the tuna to become contaminated and result in illness if eaten. The recalled packages were distributed nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28.
“Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible," said Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee Foods SVP of technical services and corporate quality assurance. "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.”
Though no consumers have reported becoming sick after eating the products, the company is advising anyone who has bought a recalled package to throw it away.
For a specific listing of each recalled item, visit the Food and Drug Administration website.