We told you earlier how Bumble Bee tuna was recalling some cans of tun due to a spoilage risk. Well, now the company has expanded its recall to more than doubled the size of its original recall of some of its 5-ounce canned tuna because of a risk that the fish could become contaminated and spoil.
Bumble Bee announced it's now recalling 51,000 cases of canned tuna, up from its original 22,500 cases, due to some cans' seals may not be tight enough. Loose seals could let in germs and spoil the tuna, sickening an eater.
There have been no reports so far of any related illnesses.
The cans were distributed to retailers across the country between January 17 and this Wednesday, March 6 and have "best by" rates that range from January 14, 2016 through January 18, 2016. The company originally announced the recall on Wednesday after identifying a problem on a manufacturing line, which has since been corrected.
The products subject to the recall include Bumble Bee brand and Brunswick brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore in water and chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil.
If you think you may have purchased one of the recalled products contact Bumble Bee to get your money back and throw away the product. If you consumed some of the tuna and you feel ill, seek medical attention.
For more information on the recall, click here.