Tuna recall expanded: Bumble Bee Foods said it is expanding on a recall earlier this week to include cans of tuna that were distributed in March.
Bumble Bee Foods is expanding a recall of its tuna due to potential problems with seals on its cans.
The firm issued a recall on Wednesday for 5-ounce cans of Chunk Light Tuna and Chunk White Albacore after it was discovered the products did not meet the company’s standards. The firm on Thursday expanded the recall for cans distributed in March of this year after initially saying it only affected cans that were sent out between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28.
The recalled cans were distributed until March 6, it said.
The cans have a best-by date of Jan. 16, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2016. They include Bumble Bee Brand and Brunswick Brand tuna.
“Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed,” reads a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the recall. “There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.”
Consumers who bought the tuna cans should throw them away immediately, the company said.
“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. We’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality,” Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity said in the release.