Possible plastic contamination fuels recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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SAN DIEGO – Bumble Bee Foods LLC announced a Class Two voluntary national recall has been issued by its supplier, The Suter Company Inc., on Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run with Mixed Fruit Kits and Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers Ready-to-Eat Kits. This recall was initiated because the chicken salad may contain pieces of hard plastic. These products were distributed nationwide.

"We are working closely with The Suter Company to help expedite and effectively recall these products," said Steve Mavity, senior vice president of technical services/quality assurance for Bumble Bee Foods. "It's critical to us that we assure our consumers and retailers of a safe and quality product so we very much appreciate everyone's part in returning the chicken salad kits."

"We are aligned with Bumble Bee on the importance of recovering these products and allaying any concerns among consumers," added Tim Suter, president of The Suter Company. "While we lead the recall and will assume financial responsibility for it, we do value the company's support in driving public awareness and in working with its retail channels to ensure a quick product recovery."

Products subject to recall include:

  • Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit – 8.2-oz. package (UPC 8660070741) with a "Best-by" date of 07/11.
  • Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers Ready-to-Eat Kit – 3.5-oz. package (UPC 8660070350) with "Best-by" dates of 01/12 and 02/12. 
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