Nov 7, 2019

2 million pounds of chicken recalled in 8 states due to possible metal contamination

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More than 2 million pounds of chicken products have been recalled throughout eight states, per an announcement by the Agriculture Department's Food and Safety Inspection Service.

What we know: The release says that "approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal." The meat of concern was produced by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4.

  • Affected states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
  • There have been no confirmed reports of the meat hurting consumers. Anyone who is concerned should reach out to a health care provider, the release notes.
  • Recalled products have the establishment number P-1949, P-486 or P-5837 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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