The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced an update on an initial recall of Bumble Bee tuna fish on March 7. The tuna company has expanded the list of their initial recall of specific codes to now include “all products” affected with the recall because they failed to meet the company’s standards to quality seal tightness.
According to the FDA, there is a high chance that food spoilage will result when organisms or pathogens find their way into the finished product as a result of loose seals or seams.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Bumble Bee canned tuna fish should dispose of the entire product and avoid consumption.
The initial recall first announced on March 6, affected specific codes that were distributed nationwide to retailers between Jan. 17-Feb. 28; the expanded recall list will now include distribution dates between Jan. 17-March 6.
Bumble Bee is working to expedite efforts to inform all their retailers to remove every can off the shelves and out of consumer’s reach.
The San Diego-based tuna company’s assures the consumer public – after addressing the identifying issue on a manufacturing line – has now been corrected.
The list of specific UPC numbers and Can Lot codes are extensive; the entire recall list is available at the FDA website.
No illness or complaints have been reported as a result of this recall to date.
For any questions or concerns pertaining to this recall, Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs is available 24 hours a day at 800-800-8572.
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