Approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry potentially contaminated with metal are being recalled, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture.
According to the FDA, there have not been any cases of injury or illness reported with respect to consumption of the chicken. The affected fresh and frozen chicken products will have the number P-1949, P- 486, or P-5837 in the USDA mark of inspection. "These items were shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania", a news release states.
The problem was discovered by Simmons.
Questions about the recall can be directed the Donald Miller, Simmons Prepared Foods' senior vice president of sales, at 888-831-7007.
However, it remains unclear how the metal got into the poultry products, the type of metal that was found by officials and when it was discovered.
Anyone who's purchased the products should throw them away or return them to the store.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Simmons Prepared Foods said in a statement that "food safety is a very serious matter at Simmons".
And in July, Michigan-based Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc recalled almost 3,500 pounds of raw ground beef meatloaf products over a contamination of broken metal bits.