Canned tuna is no doubt an easy, fast, protein-packed lunch, so it's no wonder we all (moms especially!) stock up on it on occasion. But if you have lately, you may need to double-check your pantry, because Bumble Bee has issued a voluntary recall for a whole slew of its products. Specifically, the 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna.
Thankfully, it's not because the fish was definitively found to be tainted (although oceans being as infested as they are these days, who knows, but I digress ...). The reason behind the recall, according to the FDA: There were loose seals on the cans. Wuh-oh!
The FDA explains ...
Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed.
Too true. Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported, but eww, imagine if these weren't being pulled from shelves and consumers weren't being warned about the seals. Sounds like the possibility for nasty sickness is definitely there.
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The recalled products were sold in 48-, 24-, and 6-can cases and distributed nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013. Click here for the complete list. The FDA warns:
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage.
In other words, the tuna's most likely not safe for anyone -- including cats!
Consumers with any questions or concerns can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.
How do you feel about this recall?