The company says that certain cans (see below or click HERE to see specific codes of affected products) sold nationwide between Jan. 17, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2013, may not meet its standards for seal tightness.
An improper seal could result in contamination and lead to illness if consumed. However, Bumble Bee says it knows of no illnesses associated with this recall.
“Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible,” explains Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance, who has probably had better days in the office. “We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall. We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated.”
If you have any of the cans listed below, Bumble Bee says you should dispose of them in the garbage. Affected consumers can contact Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs 24 hours a day at (800) 800-8572.