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Loose Seams On Tuna Can Lids Prompts Recall

Two brands of tuna—Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea—were recalled Wednesday for loose lids or at least seams that didn’t meet standards, risking contamination from spoilage organisms or pathogens.

It’s too early to know if the mistake is going to make anybody sick.

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC recalled its 5-ounce Chicken of the Sea brand with chunk white albacore tuna in water sold in single cans between Feb. 4 and Feb. 27, 2013.

Bumble Bee Foods issued a recall for its 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products, also for cans with seals that do not meet standards.  The Bumble Bee products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between Jan. 17 and February 28, 2013.

A complete list of codes and dates for the cans is available for both the Bumble Bee and the Chicken of the Sea products.

“As soon as we discovered the issue, we took immediate steps to issue this voluntary recall by alerting our customers who received the product and by asking them to remove it from store shelves,” said Shue Wing Chan, President of Tri-Union Seafoods.

Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said: “Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible.”

 

 

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  • SLaureda

    What are the can codes for Chicken of the Sea?  Only Bumblebee is listed on the FDA site.

    • http://www.foodsafetynews.com/ Food Safety News Information

      We apologize for the oversight — a link has been added for the Chicken of the Sea recall information as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425281255 Ed Micheli

    Pic shows chunk light, but recall seems to be solid white.  Clarify?

    • http://www.foodsafetynews.com/ Food Safety News Information

      Thank you, Ed. We’ve changed the photo. Bumble Bee’s recall includes the chunk light variety, but Chicken of the Sea’s does not.

  • SLaureda

    Thank you.  I’m sitting here with 2 cans of Chicken of the Sea just like the picture.  Mine have dates that are earlier.