Salmonella, e. Coli, and Listeria monocytogenes are some of the types of bacteria usually tied to food poisoning incidents across the company. As food poisoning scandals tied to companies and restaurants send countless consumers to hospitals, the US Food and Drug Administration struggles to keep up with the increasing number of recalls tied to contaminated foods.
The latest food recall campaign to be launched by the FDA involve tuna items produced and distributed by Bumble Bee Foods, LLC.
The official recall report published by the FDA indicates that Chunk Light tuna products that come in cans have been recalled due to a certain procedure deviation that occurred during the sterilization process at a facility whose owner is not Bumble Bee. The company is also not responsible for the operation of the facility.
According to the official report, there have been 31,579 cases that were impacted by his recall campaign. These items were produced in February 2016 and were distributed nationwide. Recalled products are markets with a can code that starts with a “T.” Items may be identified by their UPC codes. Products sold as 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water come with the UPC code 8660000020, while 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil come with the UPC code 8660000021, and 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water 8660000736.
Consumers with the recalled products are being advised to throw away the recalled product since deviations tied to the sterilization process may cause the products to be exposed to contamination stemming from spoilage organisms or pathogens. If these items have been contaminated and consumers are exposed to the contaminated tuna, illnesses may occur.
If you have the recalled products in your possession, you may contact Bumble Bee to learn more about how you can proceed to obtain a reimbursement.
The company has announced that it’s working closely with the FDA in order to make sure that the recalled products are being taken off the shelves everywhere promptly.
Click here to read the full recall report published by the FDA.