Bumble Bee recalls 72,000 pounds of canned Chicken Salad due to possible foreign material contained

By on Dec 6, 2010 in Health, United States, World Comments

Bumble Bee recalls 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad products due to possible foreign materials contained in them, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) press release issued on Sunday.

The press release FSIS-RC-064-2010, which was posted on FSIS’ official website, states that Suter Company, Inc. is recalling approximately 72,000 pounds of Bumble Bee canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials, particularly hard plastic material.

The two affected products, according to FSIS are:

• 8.2-ounce packages of “BUMBLE BEE LUNCH ON THE RUN CHICKEN SALAD COMPLETE LUNCH KIT.” The package contains a 2.9-ounce can of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad along with crackers, mixed fruit, a cookie and a spoon. The package label indicates the product is “Mixed and Ready to Eat.” The product package indicates a “Best-by” date of 07/11.

• 3.5-ounce packages of “BUMBLE BEE CHICKEN SALAD WITH CRACKERS.” The package contains a 2.9-can of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad and crackers. The package label indicates the product is “Ready to Eat.” The product package indicates a “Best-by” date of 01/12 or 02/12.

The cans of chicken salad has the establishment number “P-169” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the lot code “0225XXQBC” is printed on the package.

According to the report, the affected products were packed from August 14 to 28, 2010, and were shipped to distributors and retail stores across the US.

FSIS said the recall was prompted after they received consumer complaints about the hard plastic found in the product.

As of this writing, there were no reports of injury, but the consumers and media with questions related to the recall are being invited to contact Tim Suter at (815) 895-9186.

FSIS added that their office considered this recall as Class II or ‘LOW’, which means that this is a ‘health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product’.



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