Bumble Bee Tuna recalled because thousands of cans may be spoiled

Here’s how to identify a spoiled can.

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Bumble Bee Foods announced that it is recalling more than 31,000 cases of canned chunk light tuna because the tuna may be spoiled.

The cases, 31,579 in total, were produced in February and distributed nationally. They can be identified by a product code that starts with “T’’ and a “best by’’ date that matches one of the dates listed on Bumble Bee’s website.

The company said that there were deviations in the sterilization process that could “result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.’’ These could lead to life-threatening illnesses if consumed, but the company said there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date.


Three specific product codes are included in the recall: five ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water single cans, four packs of those cans, and five ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil cans.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product and contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 for a refund.

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