Nationwide Recall of Canned Tuna Fish Expands

Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and Brunswick brand tuna are involved in the recall

By Samantha Tata
|  Monday, Mar 25, 2013  |  Updated 11:38 AM CDT
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Nationwide Recall of Canned Tuna Fish Expands

Bumble Bee Brand Foods and Tri-union Seafoods, the maker of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna, have voluntarily recalled several canned tuna products because their seals may be faulty.

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The nationwide recall of canned tuna fish expanded on Friday to include more products sold under three popular brand names, according to the two San Diego-based companies involved in the recall.

Tri-union Seafoods and Bumble Bee Tuna Brands voluntarily recalled dozens of lots of canned tuna fish after the companies discovered seals on the cans may be faulty, making the food vulnerable to spoilage and contamination which could sicken consumers.

The recall now applies to these 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products. All the cans have "best by" dates between Jan. 14 and 18, 2016:

Brunswick Brand

  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

Bumble Bee Brand

  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000990)
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil – 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)
  • Chunk White Albacore in Water – 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)
  • Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)
  • Chunk White Albacore in Water – 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Chicken of the Sea

  • Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water – Single cans with "best by" date of Jan. 18, 2017 (UPC 048000033550)
  • Chunk Light Tuna in Oil – Single cans with "best by" date of Jan. 18, 2017

There have been no reports yet of consumers getting sick from the recalled tuna, the companies said.

Consumers are being told to throw away the affected cans. Consumers can reach Tri-union Seafoods at this number: 800-597-5898; and Bumble Bee Brands at this number: (800) 800-8572

Click here to see photos of the affected cans from Tri-union Seafoods, and Bumble Bee Brand Foods.

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