More than two million pounds of chicken recalled in 8 states about fear of metal contamination
- Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalls 2,071,397 pounds of ready-made chicken products such as wings, breast meat, and tenderloin
- Metal pieces were found in the products, but it is unclear when this happened or what kind of metal
- The products were sent to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania
- From Wednesday, no one has reported getting sick from consuming the products
More than two million pounds of chicken have been recalled in eight states due to a possible metal contamination.
Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., based in Arkansas, remembers £ 2,071,397 of products such as ready-made chicken wings, chicken breast meat, halal chicken leg quarters, and chicken tenderloins.
Nobody has & # 39; side effects & # 39; reported from consuming the poultry products, according to a press release from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday.
The products are shipped to stores, schools, and restaurants in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. remembers £ 2,071,397 ready to cook chicken products in eight states because of the fear that they may be contaminated with metal (file image)
The products were produced between October 21, 2019 and November 4, 2019, according to the USDA & # 39; s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
They have one of three branch numbers – & # 39; P-1949, & # 39; & # 39; P-486 & # 39; or & # 39; P-5837 & # 39; – within the USDA quality mark.
The release states that Simmons employees discovered the problem during further processing.
It remains however unclear how the metal ended up in the poultry products, the type of metal that was found by officials and when it was discovered.
FSIS named the recall as Class I, which means & # 39; a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable likelihood that the use of the product will have serious, adverse health or death consequences & # 39 ;.
Customers are advised not to consume the products and either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.
FSIS says anyone with questions about the recall Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., can call (888) 831-7007.
This is the latest in a series of recall campaigns for foodstuffs due to metal contamination.
Last week, OSI Industries, LLC recalled more than 4,200 pounds of ready-made beef patties because of the fear of metal contamination.
In September, Kenosha Beef International, selling spiced beef to Taco Bell, recalled an unspecified amount after metal shavings were found in the meat.
And in July, Michigan-based Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalled nearly 3,500 pounds of raw ground beef meatloaf products about contamination of broken metal pieces.
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