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Food Recall Notices

Please review the following message from Alan Talarsky, Environmental Scientist 1, Food and Drug Safety Program, DOH regarding the following Class 1 Recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

1. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, is expanding 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.

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.

Bumble Bee initially announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday, March 6 after identifying an issue on a manufacturing line, which has been corrected. The company's final assessment of all products affected with the recall include the following products with "best by" and code dates:

Brunswick Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water - 48 Count Case (Case UPC 6661332803)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
6661332803 3018SB1CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
6661332803 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water - 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000990)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866203 3014SAECLP Best By Jan 14 2016
866203 3016SB1CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water - 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000020)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
66203 3015SA1CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA2CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA3CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA4CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SA5CLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAACLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SABCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SACCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SADCLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3015SAECLP Best By Jan 15 2016
866203 3016SB2CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB3CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SB4CLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBACLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBBCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBCCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBDCLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3016SBECLP Best By Jan 16 2016
866203 3017SB1CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB3CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB4CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB5CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3017SB6CLP Best By Jan 17 2016
866203 3018SB2CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB4CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SB5CLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBACLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBBCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBCCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBDCLP Best By Jan 18 2016
866203 3018SBECLP Best By Jan 18 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil - 48 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000021)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866213 3016SA1CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SA5CLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAACLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SABCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SACCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SADCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAECLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3016SAFCLH Best By Jan 16 2018
866213 3018SAFCLH Best By Jan 18 2018

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water - 24 Count Case (Case UPC 8660000025)

Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
866253 3016SA2CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA3CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3016SA4CKP Best By Jan 16 2016
866253 3017SA1CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAECKP Best By Jan 17 2016
866253 3017SAFCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water - 6 Count Case of 4-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000736)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000736 866203 3017SBACLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBBCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBCCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBDCLP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000736 866203 3017SBECLP Best By Jan 17 2016

Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water - 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPC 8660000775)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SABCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SADCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
Bumble Bee Brand 5oz Chunk White Albacore in Water - 6 Count Case of 8-Pack Cluster (Case UPCS 8660000776)

Cluster Pack UPC Can Label UPC Can Lot Code Can Best Buy Code
8660000776 866253 3017SA3CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA4CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SA5CKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SAACKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SACCKP Best By Jan 17 2016
8660000776 866253 3017SB2CKP Best By Jan 17 2016

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide between January 17, 2013 and March 6, 2013.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard them by disposing in the garbage. Consumers should also direct any questions on the recall or reimbursement by contacting the 24-hour dedicated recall line at (888) 820-1947.

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2. Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, which previously announced a voluntary recall, is now expanding it to include a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil. This is in addition to the limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk white albacore tuna in water announced March 6, 2013.
The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. 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. There have been no reported illnesses to date, and Tri-Union Seafoods is issuing this voluntary recall to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality.

The UPC code (also known as the bar code) is found on the label of the product. The Best By date is printed on the bottom of the can. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall can also be found on the bottom of the can.

The specific products being recalled are as follows:

Chicken of the Sea 5-Ounce Chunk Light Tuna in Oil Chicken of the Sea Brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil sold at retail nationwide in single cans between January 23, 2013 and March 6, 2013.

The UPC code is 0 48000 00195 5 and the Best By date is 01/15/17. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall include:

CODE BEST BY DATE
3015CB1CLH 01/15/17
3015CB2CLH 01/15/17
3015CB3CLH 01/15/17
3015CB4CLH 01/15/17
3015CBACLH 01/15/17
CODE BEST BY DATE
3015CBBCLH 01/15/17
3015CBCCLH 01/15/17
3015CBDCLH 01/15/17
3015CBECLH 01/15/17

Chicken of the Sea 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore Tuna 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.

The UPC code is 0 48000 03355 0. The Best By date is 01/18/17. The product lot codes that are part of this voluntary recall include:

LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
3018CA2CKP 01/18/17
3018CA3CKP 01/18/17
3018CA4CKP 01/18/17
3018CAACKP 01/18/17
3018CABCKP 01/18/17
LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
3018CACCKP 01/18/17
3018CAECKP 01/18/17
3018CB3CKP 01/18/17
3018CADCKP 01/18/17

No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers looking for additional information can call our 24-hour Recall Information line at 1-800-597-5898.

No action is required of local health departments at this time for either of these recalls. If any requests for assistance are received from FDA, the Food and Drug Safety Program will contact you. For additional information regarding warnings and recalls, please click on the weblink below.

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