Nationwide Tuna Recall Expanded
(KTVI) – Loose lips may sink ships, but loose seals recall tuna meals. Bumble Bee Tuna Foods expanded their voluntarily recall to include additional cans Friday.
Thursday, the original nationwide recall mandated for tuna sold between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013 to be removed from shelves. Less than a day later, Bumble Bee officials decided to extend the window to March 6 according to the FDA.
“Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible,” said Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance. “We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall.”
The company has more than doubled its original recall to include about 2.4 million cans of tuna, according to USA Today. Among those included are Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products.
“We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated. We’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality,” Mavity said.