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December 6th, 2010
08:16 AM ET

Bumble Bee chicken salad recall

The Suter Company, Inc., a Sycamore, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall 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. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.
Read the full release on the USDA website


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Donna

    This was my first time to try the chicken salad. My husband loves the tuna and Kroger had them both on sale so I decided to try the chicken. I must say it was really good. My daughter called later after seeing me eating the chicken salad, to tell me about the recall she had heard on the radio. I didn't notice any plastic particals. I did check the dates and the 2 I purchased was not in the recall.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  2. Barbara Dodge

    I have a Lunch on the Run Tuna Salad. I do not have my receipt if I discard the Lunch kit I'm out of money yet I would not take a chance of eating contaminated food. What do I do with this?
    Thank you
    Barbara Dodge
    bdpd@cox,net

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Rita Lucas

    Today was the first time I've ever tried this chicken salad. It was good but just a little sweet. I'm glad to say I did not find any plastic in my food. But just hearing the recall put me in a panic state until I read this article. I'm glad it was only plastic and not something that I could not get rid of.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  4. Julie

    Also, people should sniff all tuna. I have had many different brands of tuna that have nasty odor. Last couple years of so, I have contacted many tuna companies, and they send coupons for new cans. Old fish smells real fishy. I never eat smelly tuna or fish. Fished a bunch of years during my life, I do know the difference..
    Have found now, great lover of tuna, that the tuna now barely covers 1/2 of the can and has bunch of water. Barely making a sandwich..
    Kinda like the toilet paper that not only has huge roll hole in center, but is now shorter on the ends. Same with paper towels, huge big cardboard roller in center. Like consumers are stupid. I also check potato chips bags to make sure they are at least 1/2 full. Got one, that mostly air. The store would not refund my money, how was i to prove the chips only came 1/4 of the way up. If not sure I have the sales clerk weigh them on check out..
    Once while husband in service, I got a six pack of cereal from kellog's. I noticed that one had nothing in it. I did not open it, but sent the package back to Kellog's. Low and be hold, they sent me this huge box of all differnt kinds of cereal. Which I could never thank them enough. Automation is not mistake proof.

    December 6, 2010 at 9:48 am |