Bumble Bee Canned Chicken Salad Recalled on 'Foreign Materials'


And you thought canned chicken salad could not get any worse.

About 72,000 pounds of Bumble Bee brand canned chicken salad products were recalled Monday after consumers complained of finding small pieces of hard plastic in the meat, according to the US Department of Agriculture's safety arm.

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The Suter Company, which manufactures the product, recalled certain 8.2-ounce packages of "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit," and certain 3.5-ounce packages of "Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers," the US Food Safety and Inspection Service said on its website.

The cans of chicken salad bear the establishment number "P-169" inside the USDA mark of inspection and have a lot code of "0225XXQBC" printed on the package.

The chicken salad products were assembled between August 14 and August 28, 2010, and shipped to distributors nationwide.

"FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time," the USDA said in a statement. "Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician."

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