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Bumble Bee expands tuna recall

March 13, 2013
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Bumble Bee Foods is expanding a voluntary recall on some Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products due to a problem with seal tightness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bumble Bee said 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.

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Bumble Bee initially announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday, March 6 after identifying an issue on a manufacturing line, which has been corrected.

"Due to can integrity concerns, our top priority at this time is to remove these recalled products from distribution as soon as possible," said Bumble Bee Foods SVP of Technical Services and Corporate Quality Assurance Steve Mavity. "We are working closely with our sales team and with retailers to help expedite the recall."

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