SAN DIEGO — Bumble Bee Foods LLC announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of three specific UPC codes of canned chunk light tuna because of manufacturing “deviations” that occurred in a co-packing facility, according to a statement forwarded by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

The statement said the deviations “were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.”

The statement said no reports of illness are associated with the recalled products to date.

A total of 31,579 cases are included in the recall, which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The statement said the products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB). See graphic for product codes and best-by dates for the recalled products.

The recall is being initiated because of the possible underprocessing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during a routine quality audit.

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product.

Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or who have questions about the recall can contact Bumble Bee at 888-820-1947 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST seven days a week or visit

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