Bumble Bee recalls 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad

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PHOENIX -- The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of Bumble Bee canned chicken salad.

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, Ill., 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.

The recall was prompted by complaints from people who found pieces of loose plastic inside their Bumble Bee packages. The federal agency noted in its release that it hasn't received any reports of people getting hurt or sick as a result.

The recall is a Class II, which means there is a "remote probability of adverse health consequences," according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

For product refunds and further questions, consumers should contact 1-800-507-7828.

This article is courtesy of CNN.