Canned Chicken Salad Recall Issued Over Foreign Materials

The Suter Company, Inc., of Sycamore, Illinois, is recalling approximately 72,000 pounds of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Of note, said the FSIS, it is reissuing a prior Recall Release based on further information from the recalling firm to correct the “Best-by” date information that enables consumers to confirm they do not have products subject to this recall. No other information has changed.

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 August 14 and August 28, 2010, and shipped to distributors and retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered after consumer complaints about finding hard plastic in the products were received. 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.

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.

Consumers and with questions about the recall should contact Tim Suter at (815) 895-9186.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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