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.
All recalled tuna cans are marked with a can code that starts with ‘T’, and have the following “best by” dates below;
|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
|8660000736||4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
|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 email@example.com.