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Plastic in Canned Chicken Salad Brings Recall

The Sycamore, IL- Suter Company recalled approximately 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials.  The recalled was re-issued Sunday to correct the best-buy date information.

The recalled products include:

  • 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 bear the establishment number “P-169” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the lot code “0225XXQBC” printed on the package. The chicken salad products were assembled between Aug. 14 and Aug 28, 2010, and shipped to distributors and retail stores nationwide. 

The problem was discovered after consumer complaints about finding hard plastic in the product. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has not yet received any reports of injury. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

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