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Massive Recall of Life-Threatening Tuna Just Widened!


Posted on Mar 22, 2016

The breaking news I reported on yesterday regarding the massive recall efforts of Chicken of the Sea tuna just widened by Bumble Bee Foods, Tri-Union Seafoods and H-E-B voluntarily recalling canned chunk light tuna because of life-threatening health risks reports the Food and Drug Administration. The problem occurred as a deviation in the commercial sterilization process that could result in spoilage organisms or pathogens leading to life-threatening illness if consumed reported the three (3) companies.

Bumble Bee announced recalling 31,579 cases of canned tuna with UPC codes 8660000020, 8660000021 and 8660000736 which were processed in February 2016 and distributed throughout the nation.

The recalls are reported to be related to the Chicken of the Sea recall manufactured by Tri-Union Seafoods at a common production facility located in Georgia. The machine reportedly causing this major malfunction have been identified and the part replaced.

Earlier Tri-Union Seafoods had announced its recall of 2,745 cases of Chicken of the Sea brand and now in addition to the Bumble Bee tuna recall, H-E-B, another supplier of tuna is recalling 224 cases of Hill Country Fare brand light chunk tuna in oil sold in Texas stores between February 24, 2016 and March 16, 2016; the recalled UPC code is 04122065335 5.

Those seeking refunds for the recalled tuna can contact Bumble Bee at 888.820.1947 and Tri-Union Seafoods at 866.600.2681. Efforts are now underway to remove the defective products from store shelves as quickly as possible.

If you or a loved one are seriously injured as a result of food contamination, you should contact an experienced trial lawyer for a free initial consultation. Boise Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has assisted a number of families who have been injured as a result of food contamination including, but not limited to, those who suffered from the effects of e-coli from contaminated hamburger sold at Jack in the Box a few years ago. Mr. Morton would be happy to meet with you to help you better understand your legal rights and remedies. You can schedule a FREE initial consultation with him at his office or your home, workplace, hospital or any other convenient location by calling 208.344.5555, toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing an online contact form.

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