Bumble Bee issues recall on some cans of tuna

Cans of chunk light tuna manufactured by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, with three specific UPCs have been voluntarily recalled by the company, according to a release from the company Wednesday.

The recall is because of process deviations that happened in a co-packing facility that is not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. The deviations were a part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination of spoilage organisms or pathogens. Those could lead to a life-threatening illness if the products are consumed.

The company stressed that no reports of illness have be filed in association to these products. There are no additional products or UPCs affected by the recall.

A total of 31,579 cases are included in the recall were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationwide. The recall product cans are marked with a code that begins with a “T” (Ex:TOA2BSCAFB) and have these “Best By” dates:


Label UPC Product “Best By” Dates”
8660000020 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Water
02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019


The recall was made as a precautionary measure because of the possibility  of under-processing of the products that were discovered by the co-packer during a routine quality audit. Bumble Bee is working closely with the co-packer and the Food and Drug Administration to quickly remove products from being sold.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. For more information on reimbursement or questions about the recall, contact Bumble Bee from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST seven days a week at 888-820-1947 or go to bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016.