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Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea Tuna Recalled for Possible Contamination
A day after Bumble Bee Tuna recall, Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, the firm that manufactures Chicken of the Sea tuna confirmed that it is completely recalling 107,000 5oz. cans of chunk light tuna in oil and chunk light tuna in water. The Food and Drug Administration said that the tuna was sold between February 10 and March 16 nationwide and that the product might be undercooked because the equipment didn't work properly at the time of processing.
Bumble Bee recalled 31,000 cases of canned tuna due to a possible risk of contamination. The said recall affects its canned Chunk Light Tuna's three significant UPC codes manufactured in February and were distributed across the state. These were co-packed in an outside establishment that found divergence in the sterilization process during a routine audit that could result to contamination from spoiled tuna. There might be no reported affected consumers at the moment but the company doesn't want to take chances and announced a voluntary recall, MSN reports.
"The health and safety of our consumers is our number one priority," Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, said in the news release. "As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to initiate this voluntary recall, alerting our retail customers that received the product and instructing them to remove it from store shelves," as reported by the Fox News Health.
A company representative states that the recalled Chicken of the Sea cans were packaged at the same establishment in Lyons, Georgia which is accountable for the packaging of Bumble Bee tuna. Both products could result to life-threatening diseases because the tunas might have been uncooked due to equipment malfunction, as cited by the Consumerist.
If the bought tuna has a can code that begins with a "T", is featuring any of the following UPC codes below and a date of February 2019 for "Best By", better check the Bumble Bee website if the product is affected. If it is one of the unlucky products, throw it away and call Bumble Bee's toll free number at 888-820-1947 for details about reimbursement.
5-Ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, UPC code 8660000020
5-Ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, UPC code 8660000021
4 pack of 5-Ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 8660000736