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Canned Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea Tuna and Albacore Recalled

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.  These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and February 28, 2013.  For full listing: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm342592.htm

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water.The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. The specific product being recalled is Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water sold at retail nationwide in single cans between February 4, 2013 and February 27, 2013.  For full listing: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm342650.htm

Cans that do not meet seam standards could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed.

Pictures of some of the recalled products: