SAN DIEGO  (  Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, announced that a 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 has been issued because the chicken salad may be contaminated with pieces of hard plastic.  

Products subject to recall include:

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

These products were distributed nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies this recall as Class 2 with low health risk i.e. remote probability of adverse health consequences. To date there have been no reports of injury associated with this issue.  

Steve Mavity, SVP Technical Services/Quality Assurance for Bumble Bee Foods, said: “We are working closely with The Suter Company to help expedite and effectively recall these products. 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.”

Mavity explained that the recall would not impact Bumble Bee’s core business and operations, which includes the production and marketing of packaged tuna, salmon and specialty seafood products.

Added Tim Suter, president of The Suter Company, “We are aligned with Bumble Bee on the importance of recovering these products and allaying any concerns among consumers. 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.”

For product refunds and further questions, consumers should contact 800.507.7828.

For media inquiries, please contact Della Sweetman/Fleishman-Hillard on 619.237.7700 ext. 721.

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