Bumble Bee Foods, LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 3 specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.

There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:

 

8660000020Label UPC:
8660000020
8660000021Label UPC:
8660000021
8660000736
Label UPC:
8660000736
5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
Can Codes Best Buy Dates Can Codes Best Buy Dates Can Codes Best Buy Dates
TOA2BSCAFB, TOA3BSCAFB,  TOA4BSCAFB, TOA5BSCAFB, TOABBSCAFB, TOACBSCAFB, TOADBSCAFB, TOAEBSCAFB, TOG3BSCAFB, TOG4BSCAFB, TOH6BSCAFB, TOH7BSCAFB, TOHABSCAFB, TOHBBSCAFB, TOHCBSCAFB, TOHDBSCAFB, TOJ1BSCAFB, TOJ2BSCAFB, TOJ3BSCAFB, TOJ4BSCAFB, TON1BSCAFB, TON3BSCAFB, TOO1BSCAFB, TOO2BSCAFB, TOO3BSCAFB, TOO4BSCAFB, TOO5BSCAFB, TOOABSCAFB, TOOBBSCAFB, TOODBSCAFB, TOOEBSCAFB, TOOFBSCAFB, TOR1BSCAFB, TOR4BSCAFB, TOR5BSCAFB 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019,  02/25/2019 TOODGSCEFB 02/23/2019 TO9BBSCAFB, TO9DBSCAFB, TOA2BSCAFB, TON2BSCAFB, TON4BSCAFB, TON8BSCAFB, TONBBSCAFB, TONDBSCAFB, TONFBSCAFB, TOW1BSCAFB, TOW2BSCAFB, TOW3BSCAFB, TOW4BSCAFB, TOW5BSCAFB, TOWABSCAFB, TOWBBSCAFB, TOWEBSCAFB 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

 

The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit. Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the FDA to expedite the removal of products from commerce.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or whom have questions about the recall may contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST seven days a week.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I heard/read about the recall. Can you give me more information?

Bumble Bee Foods is voluntarily recalling specific codes of 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water and Oil, due to process deviations which occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” and have the “best by” codes listed in the Table above.

What should I do if I have this product?

Confirm that the product you have is one of the products listed above by checking the product and the lot code. Once you’ve confirmed that you do have a recalled product, please discard the product by disposing in the garbage.

I’ve already eaten the product, what should I do?

Under-processed affected products could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to serious illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Do you want me to return the products to Bumble Bee?

No, once you’ve confirmed that you do have a recalled product, please discard the product by disposing in the garbage. For reimbursement, retain the label from the can or have other proof of purchase.

Is this recall life-threatening?

Under-processed affected products could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to serious illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Where are these products sold (regions and retailers)?

These products were distributed nationwide, including at many major retailers.

Will this event impact current production on other Bumble Bee items?

No, this recall is for three products with specific production codes and will not impact current production. The issue has been resolved and there is no risk with current production.

Where can I get more information on this recall?

Consumers can also contact Bumble Bee’s Consumer Affairs team at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EDT seven days a week or visit www.bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016.

How can I get reimbursed for product that I throw away?

If your products are the ones being recalled based on the specific production codes and “best by” dates, we would be happy to refund you. Please contact Bumble Bee’s Consumer Affairs team at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EDT.

 

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