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Company Recalls 72K Cans Of Chicken Salad Products

BUMBLE BEE® Lunch on the Run™ Chicken Salad - Complete Lunch Kit (Photo From facebook.com/BumbleBeeFoods)

BUMBLE BEE® Lunch on the Run™ Chicken Salad – Complete Lunch Kit (Photo From facebook.com/BumbleBeeFoods)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A west suburban company 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 Sunday.

The Suter Company, Inc., based in Sycamore, is recalling two canned chicken salad products, both under the Bumble Bee label, after consumer complaints about finding hard plastic in the product, a release from the USDA said. The 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, the release said.

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.

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, the release said.