Bumble Bee Recalls Canned Tuna: We Have All the Details

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tuna sandwichCanned 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?




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Doomy234 Doomy234

The ONE time I buy Bumble Bee tuna. Figures. Lol.

Kristen A. Scott

Great. That's the only tuna I've ever eaten.

Paula Casaletto McCurdy

would have helped if they had sell by dates and more information. I'm a busy mom and don't remember when I buy things Usually with or recalls there is a lot more information provided

court... courtneycatt

I have been eating this kind of tuna all week and was just about to eat it again today! Now to find something else for lunch!

nonmember avatar cassie

if you click on the link in the article it tell all that information

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shant... shantee225

I don't use the brand, but I was concerned after they found one of their employees steamed to death in on of the pots. Now this...

nonmember avatar Guest

I know this is about Bumble Bee, but I'm trying new brands now.... Starkist tuna used to be something I could eat every day and still love it.. but lately, it's just so disgusting.. getting these black 'skin-like' pieces in it... I have even found fish scales... and the last straw was when I found a sharp, long, thin bone... I just can't stomach it anymore... After viewing their Facebook page, it seems to be a pretty common complaint... would love to find a new brand now...

lovem... lovemyson1224

@Shantee at the risk of sounding crude that's the first thing I thought about when I heard of the recall.

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