Tuna Manufacturer Notices Loose Seals, Issues Product Recall Notice
Bumblebee Tuna issued a product recall notice because some cans may not be sealed tight enough to prevent contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Chicken of the Sea has also issued a product recall for the same concern.
In the case of Bumble Bee Foods, the company said: “The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness. Loose seals or seams could result in product contami
nation by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed.”
In the case of Tri-Union Seafoods, the company which owns Chicken of the Sea, the company stated that: “The seams on the lids of the cans donot meet the standard for seam quality. Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed.”
So far, no reports of illness have been associated with either manufacturer, and the product recall notices have been voluntary for both Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods.
“The health and safety of our consumers is paramount,” Shue Wing Chan, president of Tri-Union Seafoods, said in a statement. “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.”
Both manufacturers said that consumers who are concerned about their canned tuna can simply dispose of the product by throwing it away. However, both companies have phone numbers to address questions and concerns regarding the recall. Bumble Bee Foods recall or reimbursement hotline is a 24-hour dedicated line at (888) 820-1947. Tri-Union Seafoods 24-hour dedicated recall phone number is (800) 597-5898.
The FDA website also has a page dedicated to the recall, to answer further consumer questions.
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