Bumble Bee is a privately held company based out of San Diego, Calif.
Bumble Bee is concerned that the fish could become contaminated and spoiled. Bumble Bee announced on late Thursday that is was recalling 51,000 cases of canned tuna. Originally the recall was for 22,500 cases as the day moved on the number increased to 51,000.
Each case contains 24 to 48 cans of tuna. The company’s concerns are some cans may not be sealed tight enough, causing bacteria to form from the germs from the spoiled cans of tuna. If someone should eat this it can make them very sick.
The cans were sent to retailers across the country between Jan. 17 and March 6 and have a “best buy” date that ranges from Jan. 14, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2016.
Bumble Bee identified the issue on Wednesday, when it first decided to recall 22,500 because of a problem on a manufacturing line, which they say has since been corrected.
The products under recall are Bumble Bee brand and Brunswick brand of five-ounce cans of chuck white, albacore in water, chuck light tuna in water and vegetable oil.
Bumble Bee said consumers who think that they may have purchased one of the recalled tuna, should dispose of it immediately and contact the company for a full refund.