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Bumble Bee Foods Expands Voluntary Recall on Specific Codes of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna Products Due to Loose Seals

 

Contact:
Consumer:
888-820-1947

Media:
Della Sweetman/Erika Ulring
Fleishman-Hillard
619-237-7700
della.sweetman@fleishman.com
erika.ulring@fleishman.com
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SAN DIEGO - March 7, 2013 -- Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is expanding a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. 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 contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Bumble Bee initially announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday, March 6 after identifying an issue on a manufacturing line, which has been corrected. The company's final assessment of all products affected with the recall include the following products with "best by" and code dates:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
6661332803 3018SB1CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
6661332803 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000990)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866203 3014SAECLP Best By Jan 14 2016
866203 3016SB1CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
66203 3015SA1CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA2CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA3CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA4CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA5CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAACLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SABCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SACCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SADCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAECLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB3CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB4CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBACLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBBCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBCCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBDCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBECLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3017SB1CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB3CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB4CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB5CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB6CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB4CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB5CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBACLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBBCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBCCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBDCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBECLP Best By Jan 18 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866213 3016SA1CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SA5CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAACLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SABCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SACCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SADCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAECLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAFCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3018SAFCLH Best By Jan 18 2018

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866253 3016SA2CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA3CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA4CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3017SA1CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAECKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAFCKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000736 866203 3017SBACLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBBCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBCCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBDCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBECLP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SABCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA4CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA5CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SAACKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SACCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SB2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016

 

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and March 6, 2013.

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. 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. We're voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality," Mavity said.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard them by disposing in the garbage. Consumers should also direct any questions on the recall or reimbursement by contacting the 24-hour dedicated recall line at (888) 820-1947.

 

Firm Press: Bumble Bee Foods Issues Voluntary Recall (March 6, 2013)

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