Bumble Bee Recalls Cans Of Tuna Because They Might Not Have Been Sealed Properly

Image courtesy of Just a few of the tuna products being recalled by Bumble Bee.

Just a few of the tuna products being recalled by Bumble Bee.

Just a few of the tuna products being recalled by Bumble Bee.

When you buy canned tuna, you’re generally working under the assumption that the can has been sealed properly. But the folks at Bumble Bee say that may not be the case for some of its Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products.

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.

Here are the codes for the products associated with this recall:

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