Picture of TV screen being circulated as part of hoax story. Photo via healthanddiytips.com
Picture of TV screen being circulated as part of hoax story. Photo via healthanddiytips.com

Soylent Green may be people, but not Bumble Bee tuna.

The San Diego-based seafood company is victim again of bogus reports that its cans of tuna contain human remains.

A year ago, Snopes.com speared the hoax. Then again this month, it’s repeating the story after news sources of fake news took up the accusation.

“It is true that two Bumble Bee employees were charged with violating safety regulations in [José] Melena’s death back in 2012, but those employees did not ‘mix [his remains] with a batch of tuna,’ nor were their actions in any way related to the March 2016 recall,” Snopes said.

Among the latest bogus reports appears on healthanddiytips.com, which reported: “On Monday, Bumble Bee Foods and 2 employees were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.

“José Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs plant when coworkers loaded it with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and turned it on. Temperatures reached 270° during a two-hour process to cook and sterilize the tuna. The body of Melena, 62, was found when the oven was opened.”

Here’s how story circulated last year:

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