Jessica Simpson was right to be confused about tuna, it turns out. The singer doubled her fame nearly overnight back in 2003 — by asking sincerely on her reality TV show whether Chicken of the Sea brand was tuna — or was it chicken? People scoffed (while Simpson went on to build a multi-million dollar brand), but a recent recall by Bumble Bee and Tri-Union Seafoods makes it clear that Simpson wasn’t utterly wrong to question what’s behind the confusing tuna labels.
Bumble Bee is recalling more than 30,000 cases of its canned Chunk Light tuna. The tuna may not have been fully processed due to a machine malfunction. That malfunction actually took place at a Chicken of the Sea facility, which was processing the tuna labeled as Bumble Bee in the supermarket. Steve Mavity, Bumble Bee’s senior vice president, technical services and corporate quality, said: “Bumble Bee recalled specific codes of canned Chunk Light Tuna produced in Chicken of the Sea’s Georgia production facility, a third-party supplier for Bumble Bee.” Some Chicken of the Sea brand tuna, owned by Tri-Union, is also being recalled.
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