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AL food safety inspectors conduct recall effectiveness checks on tuna products

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Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks  on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. Yesterday, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, announced they were expanding a voluntary recall 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 are listed on FDA's website.

For detailed information pertaining to this recall alert, please click here.

As always, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries encourages consumers to sign up to receive Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls.

Source: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

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