You just might not end up loving that can of Bumble Bee tuna you just bought. The Associated Press is reporting that the company is recalling 5-ounce cans of the fish, due to the fact that the seals might not be tight enough. A loose seal means that air can get in; if air can get in than pathogens can get in; if pathogens can get in than the tuna can spoil; and if you eat spoiled tuna you can get very sick.
While there have been no reports of illness yet, the company is being extra cautious and recalling all of the 5-ounce cans of Bumble Bee and Brunswick brand chunk white albacore in water and chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil that were distributed to retailers between January 17 and February 28. If your tuna is being recalled, the “best by” date on the can will range from Jan. 16, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2016 (those things certainly have long shelf lives!).
If you think your tuna might be affected, you can get in touch with Bumble Bee and they’ll provide you with a refund.