Bumble Bee Chicken Salad Recalled Over Fears It Contains Plastic

Bumble Bee recallAbout 72,000 pounds of Bumble Bee chicken salad products have been recalled because they may contain bits of hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The recall includes Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit and Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers products. USDA said the Suter Co, of Illinois assembled the chicken salad products for the Bumble Bee brand between Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, 2010, and shipped the food to distributors and retail stores nationwide.The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the problem was discovered after consumers complained about finding plastic pieces in the food. The agency has no reports of consumers getting hurt and has classified the health risk of eating the food as "low." Consumers worried about possibly getting hurt from eating the recalled food should contact a doctor.

Included in the recall is the 8.2-ounce package of Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad with a 2.9-ounce can of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad, crackers, mixed fruit, a cookie and a spoon. Its label shows a "best-by" date of 07/11. Also included in the recall are 3.5-ounce packages of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers, which includes a 2.9-ounce can of chicken salad and crackers. The product package shows a "best-by" date of 01/12 or 02/12.

All of the chicken salad cans in the recall have the establishment number of P-169 printed inside the USDA inspection mark and the lot code of 0225XXQBC. Anyone with questions can call Tim Suter at (815) 895-9186.

Earlier this year pizza and frozen chicken nuggets packaged to be sold under the Walmart store brands were also recalled over concerns that plastic bits could have gotten into the food.

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