Some cans of Bumble Bee chunk light tuna are among those recalled because they were improperly sealed.
(USA TODAY) -- If you have stocked up on canned tuna in the past couple of months,
check your cupboards: Some cans of Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea
tuna have been recalled because the cans were improperly sealed,
No illnesses have been reported, the companies
say. But "loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by
spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed,"
according to a statement from Bumble Bee Foods posted by the Food and Drug Administration. Tri-Union Seafoods, which makes Chicken of the Sea, released a nearly identical statement.
Bumble Bee recall includes 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore and
chunk light carrying specific codes, included in the news release. Some
of the cans were sold under the Brunswick brand. All were distributed
to retailers nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28 and carry best-by
dates ranging from Jan. 16, 2016, to Jan. 18, 2016.
The Chicken of
the Sea recall covers certain lots of 5-ounce chunk white albacore sold
at retailers nationwide between Feb. 4 and Feb. 27. Code numbers are
in the company's press release. The best-by date on all the cans is Jan.
Both companies say consumers should discard the
recalled tuna and can call them with questions. The number for Chicken
of the Sea questions is (800) 597-5898. The Bumble Bee number is (800)