- Bumble Bee Foods issues a recall Wednesday of its 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products, citing loose seals and "can integrity concerns."
- No illnesses were reported, but Bumble Bee said the problem could lead to contamination and wants the cans removed from distribution.
- "We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall," Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said.
From the press release:
"... These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 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.”
Mavity added, “There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.”
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product by disposing in the garbage. ..."