(WASHINGTON) — Tuna giant Bumble Bee Foods has recalled cans of its flaky fish because of a possible problem with the seal.
Bumble Bee Foods issued the voluntary recall for 5-ounce cans of Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products because the products “do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we’ve identified an issue with seal tightness, we’re voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality,” Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee’s senior vice president of technical services and corporate quality assurance, said in a statement.
Loose seals and seams can lead to bacterial contamination, which can cause food poisoning, according to the FDA.
The recalled cans were distributed to stores nationwide between Jan. 17 and Feb. 28. Consumers who purchased the recalled products are advised to dispose of them immediately.
“We must assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product, so we very much appreciate everyone’s part in disposing of the products with the specific codes indicated,” Mavity said.
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