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Food inspectors conduct recall effectiveness checks on tuna products

Published 11:16am Friday, March 8, 2013

Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products.

On Thursday, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, announced they were expanding a voluntary recall because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed. There have been no reports to date of any illness associated with these products.

Bumble Bee initially announced the voluntary recall on Wed., March 6, after identifying an issue on a manufacturing line, which has been corrected. The company’s final assessment of all products affected with the recall are listed on FDA’s website.

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