Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea recall canned tuna due to possible spoilage


UPDATED 5:14 p.m. Thursday -- Chicken of the Sea and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC announced Thursday it was recalling 2,745 cases of canned tuna due to a malfunction in equipment that could result in spoilage of the product. 

The FDA says the spoilage could result in contamination by organisms that could cause a life-threatening illness if consumed. 

Click here to see a list of UPC codes (bar codees) that have been recalled. 

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EARLIER -- Bumble Bee Foods is recalling more than 31,500 cases of canned tuna "out of an abundance of caution," the company announced Wednesday.

According to Bumble Bee's website, three UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna are being recalled because of "process deviations" in the commercial sterilization process that "could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed." No illnesses have been reported in connection with the tuna.

The affected products, which were produced in February, include the UPC code 8660000020, 8660000021 or 8660000736, as well as a "can code" that starts with T. Click here for a complete list of the recalled products and their "best by" dates.

Bumble Bee is advising customers to throw away the recalled products. If you would like more information or a reimbursement, call 1-888-820-1947 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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