Bumble Bee Foods and Tri-Union Seafoods are voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of possible health risks.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Thursday that Tri-Union Seafoods issued a voluntary recall of 2,745 cases (equal to 107,280 cans) of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 ounce ‘Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil’ and 5 ounce ‘Canned Chunk Light Tuna in water.’
This recall has been initiated because the product may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction, which was uncovered during a routine inspection.
The recalled products were produced between February 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.
According to the FDA release, this “could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” although no illnesses have been reported.
On Wednesday, Bumble Bee Foods recalled 31,579 of canned Chunk Light tuna over possible contamination issues due to process deviations at a packing facility.
According to the USA Today News website, the recall affects products produced in February 2016 with a can code that starts with a T and has ‘best by dates’ in February 2019.