Originally recalling 22,500 cases, the company increased the number because of increased risks that the fish could become contaminated and spoil due to some of the cans’ seals being unintentionally loose. Loose seals can potentially allow germs to enter, contaminate the tuna and potentially make consumers ill.
There have been no reports so far of any related illnesses.
The cans were distributed to retailers across the country between Jan. 17 and Wednesday and have “best by” rates that range from Jan. 14, 2016 through Jan. 18, 2016. The company originally announced the recall on Wednesday after identifying a problem on a manufacturing line, which has since been corrected.
The products subject to the recall include Bumble Bee brand and Brunswick brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore in water and chunk light tuna in water and vegetable oil.
Consumers who think they may have purchased one of the recalled products should dispose of the canned tuna and contact Bumble Bee for a refund.