Recall on Bumble Bee Canned Tuna

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May 23, 2016 — The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently announced that it has been notified of Bumble Bee Foods’ recall on three batches of its 5 oz. canned tuna products due to possible contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.

According to NAFDAC, Bumble bee detected improper sterilization processes of materials used in packaging by a facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-pack facility during its routine quality audit.bumble bee tuna

All recalled tuna cans are marked with a can code that starts with ‘T’, and have the following “best by” dates below;

Product details

Label UPC Product “Best By” Dates” Can Codes
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
TOA2BSCAFB, TOA3BSCAFB,  TOA4BSCAFB, TOA5BSCAFB, TOABBSCAFB, TOACBSCAFB, TOADBSCAFB, TOAEBSCAFB, TOG3BSCAFB, TOG4BSCAFB, TOH6BSCAFB, TOH7BSCAFB, TOHABSCAFB, TOHBBSCAFB, TOHCBSCAFB,
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
02/23/2019 TOODGSCEFB
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019 TO9BBSCAFB, TO9DBSCAFB, TOA2BSCAFB, TON2BSCAFB, TON4BSCAFB, TON8BSCAFB, TONBBSCAFB, TONDBSCAFB, TONFBSCAFB,

NAFDAC warns that although no reports of illness have been linked to the recall, consuming specific cans of Chunk Light Tuna in Water and Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil produced in February 2015 could lead to serious illness. Consumers or suppliers with products that fit the above specifications are encouraged to dispose the products.

NAFDAC encourages members of the public to report all serious adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products. Reports should be made to NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 – Toll free from all network) or to pharmacovigilance@nafdac.org.ng.

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