Dec 5, 2010 6:46 PM by Andy Koen, Stephanie Collins
The US Department of Agriculture is recalling canned chicken salad products that may potentially contain foreign objects.
The problem was discovered after consumer complaints about finding hard plastic in the product, but no serious injuries have been reported.
The recalled products include:
The lunch kit contains a can of chicken salad, crackers, mixed fruit, a cookie and a spoon. The package label indicates the product is "Mixed and Ready to Eat," and is marked with a best by date of 07/11.
The chicken salad and cracker 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.
Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician. 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 a.m. to 4 p.m.