Statement on tuna recall
THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the Red Flag that has been raised concerning the recall of ‘5 oz. Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea Chunk light Tuna in Water and in Oil’, respectively.
The Trading Standard Inspectorate section of the Department is currently working with importers and distributors to ascertain whether these items have been imported into Barbados. It is also important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date.
Persons who would have travelled and bought tuna products overseas for their personal use, should also check to confirm that they do not have any of the recalled products.
The products recalled are as follows:
5 oz. Bumble Bee Tuna
The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:
Label UPC Product “Best By Dates”
8660000020 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
8660000021 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil 02/23/2019
8660000736 4 Pack of 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019
Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil
Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil sold in single cans between February 10, 2016 and March 16, 2016.
The Bar code is 0 4800000195 5 and the Best By Date is 2/10/19.
LOT CODE BEST BY DATE
6OA3Z SCEES 2/10/19
6OAAZ SCEES 2/10/19
6OABZ SCEEB 2/10/19
6OACZ SCEEB 2/10/19
Chicken of the Sea 5 Oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water
Chicken of the Sea Brand 5 oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water sold at retailers nationwide in single cans between February 18, 2016, and March 16, 2016.
The Bar code is 0 4800000245 7. The Best By dates are: 2/18/19; 2/22/19; 2/23/19; 2/25/19; 3/2/19; 3/3/19. (BGIS)