Bumble Bee Foods' canned tuna recall is turning out bigger than anticipated, as the company announced late Thursday that it would be more than doubling the amount of canned tuna recalled over concerns about contamination and spoilage.
According to Yahoo News, the recall was initiated voluntarily when the company discovered that a manufacturing error was leading to some cans being improperly sealed, which could allow pathogens to get in and spoil the tuna. No illnesses were reported, but spoiled tuna is not something a person wants to take a risk on consuming.
The initial recall targeted Bumble Bee brand and Brunswick brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore in water and chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil with a "best by" date of between January 16, 2016, and January 18, 2016. The recall now covers all cans with "best by" dates between January 14, 2016, and January 18, 2016.
The additional two days bring the total of recalled tuna cans to 51,000 cases, up from the 22,500 cases announced Wednesday. There are 24-48 cans of tuna per case, so a whole lot of tuna is going to have to go back to its maker.