December 6th, 2010
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The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad, one of several recalls involving poultry and meat products issued through U.S. food safety authorities in recent days.

The Suter Company is recalling 8.2-ounce packages of the "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit" and 3.5-ounce packages of "Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers," according to a statement released Sunday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

While the company is headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois, its products are sold from coast to coast. The recalled products - which have a August 2011 "best-by" date for the lunch kit, and February 2012 corresponding date for the cracker package - were put together and shipped out to distributors and stores between August 14 and 28 of this year.

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  1. RichardHead

    I hear ya. They are Human Beings like us all.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead

      I figured you would "get" that...All too often we find ways to devalue people. Sad really.

      December 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  2. Truth@EG, RichHead

    Pre-made chicken salad is just one bad idea...Sort of like pre-dyed easter eggs. If you are too busy to do the little things, perhaps slowing down is more the solution, you know?

    December 6, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Saw on the regular CNN site where someone recommended this stuff be given to homeless shelters. Suppose to be large pieces of plastic so it shouldn't be to hard to pick it out-as long as it's been sterilized

      December 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
      • Truth@RichHead

        I would be surprised if the editor of that story does not get lambasted by the statement that makes about the value of the homeless, you know? 'Throw the stuff out, or maybe give it to the homeless" is the gist I get. What you think?

        December 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      I think anything with mayonaisse pre-mixed in that has a long shelf life is probably not too safe to eat. I don't like mayo at all, so I'm really not much of a chicken salad fan, but my younger brother could eat his weight in it and things like it (vienna sausages, spaghetti-Os, pretty much anything that comes in a can that can be cooked in 30 seconds or less in a microwave). Chicken salads, tuna salads in a can, you can buy them a year in advance sometimes.

      December 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  3. RichardHead

    August of this year? Does this stuff last forever in a can?

    December 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Yes, unfortunately, it seems to.

      December 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
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