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Mislabeled Product
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PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA -- I purchase Albacore all the time. I have never liked the smell or appearance of regular tuna. I have always received what I paid for, "Chunk white albacore in water" as labeled. Recently I purchased 6 cans of BumbleBee Chunk White Albacore dated Oct. 10, 2015 because it was on sale. This was the most disgusting "tuna?" I have ever seen come out of a can. I went to squeeze the water out of the can but instead got what felt like an oily substance that squirted out the side onto my shirt while some greyish/brownish mush oozed from the edges. Whatever it's packed in did not "separate" from the contents. When I took the lid off 4 of the cans I opened, the contents looked like a discolored pile of oily looking mush. It definitely was not "Chunk White Albacore". There was not one chunk of anything and it definitely was not white. Regular tuna would have been more appealing than whatever it is in these cans. I called BumbleBee with a complaint 1-858-715-4000. They are to send me coupons to replace the cans. Really? No thank you. Keep them. Anyone else having problems with BumbleBee, please file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Bumble Bee is mislabeling their product and selling uneatable albacore. This needs to stop! By the way, I normally buy Kirkland Signature Brand Albacore from Costco which is exactly as its labeled, "Chunk White Albacore in water". A bit more expensive but at least you get what you are paying for and it's eatable!
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Tezrien on 03/15/2013:
Actually it wasn't mislabeled at all. It's part of a recall for cans that didn't seal correctly.

MDSasquatch on 03/15/2013:
nice catch Tez
kellybee on 05/11/2014:
I just opened a can of "albacore" tuna from bumblebee....it was absolutely, positively NOT albacore, nor even very good quality dark tuna. I think I'm done with bumblebee. Back to Chicken of the Sea.
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This is not the first time I encountered tiny bones in canned Bumble Bee canned tuna, so because it has happened more than once, I decided to complain. The tuna was also not solid Albacore as the can specified. I have been buying this product for a very long time, and as of late the quality has been poor. Very dissatisfied!!!!
Resolution Update 01/11/2010:
The number on the can is 9043sbeskp or 90435eskp
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Venice09 on 01/12/2010:
I stopped using Chicken of the Sea years ago for the same reason. The company said it was normal and bones were to be expected, even in solid white tuna. I disagreed. I switched to Star Kist and still purchased Bumble Bee on occasion, all with no bones.

I've noticed that canned tuna in general has lost a lot of quality. I would get a bad can every once in a while, but now it's happening more frequently. It no longer seems to resemble solid white tuna. I also think there is less in the can, but chalk that up to downsizing, I guess.
redmx3racer on 01/12/2010:
I'd think that since Tuna has bones, you might in fact end up with a piece of bone in the can once in a while. I buy boneless chicken breasts, and I've got bones in that before. And who has not got a piece of bone in hamburger? "Bones Happen".
williamtm on 02/17/2010:
I agree. If there is a national grading standard for tuna that specifies how solid and chunk are described on the can then bumblebee is in violation. I just bought cans of bumblebee solid white albacore and it was small chunks and pieces, nothing like advertised. I think they are using false labeling to increase the cost of a lesser product.
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