Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled

Consumers who purchased cans of Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna stamped with certain code numbers are advised not to eat the product because of possible contamination with high levels of histamine.

The code numbers are CLP4T on the first line and F16CC on the second line. The Seattle area was among those where cans with these numbers were distributed. No other sizes or codes of Bumble Bee Seafoods products are affected.

The company issued a recall of the product on Aug. 30 and the cans in question have been removed from store shelves. However, a Bumble Bee spokeswoman said this week that some consumers could still have cans purchased earlier in their home cupboards. She said one New York resident reported an adverse reaction to the histamine in the tuna.

Individuals sensitive to histamine in tuna could experience swelling and tingling of the mouth and tongue and difficulty in breathing.

Consumers are advised to return the cans in question to the store where purchased.

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