Bumble Bee Tuna this week issued a recall for the specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light Tuna as a result of a processing error that could lead to contamination and "life threatening illness if eaten.

Nobody has been sickened yet, but the company is doing the recall "out of an abundance of caution."

The "process deviations" occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee during the commercial sterilization process.

The problem "could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed," according to a statement from the company.

The recall affects 31,579 cases of product that are affected that were produced in February and distributed nationally.

The recalled cans all have a can code that starts with the letter T and specific best-by dates. The UPC codes are 8660000020, 8660000021 and 8660000736.

Bumble Bee said that anyone with the recall cans should throw it out and contact them directly at 888-820-1947 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for reimbursement.

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