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Thousands of Bumble Bee Cans Recalled Because Tuna May Be Spoiled

Bumble Bee Foods issued a voluntary recall of canned chunky white tuna because the product was contaminated with pathogens

Bumble Bee Foods has announced a major voluntary recall: Thousands of cans of white chunky tuna have been recalled due to possible pathogen spoilage and contamination.

In total, 31,579 cases that were delivered throughout the country were affected. So far, no illnesses have been reported, but the FDA warns that consuming the tuna could lead to possible serious health risks.

Concerned if your cupboards are stocked with the offensive items? The affected tuna cans can be identified by a product number that starts with T and a “best-by” date that matches one on this website. The specific products affected are five-ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water single cans, four packs of those cans, and five-ounce Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil cans.

The company has officially said that accidental deviations in the sterilization process “result[ed] in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.” Bumble Bee and the FDA strongly recommend discarding the cans of tuna and contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 for a refund.

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