More than 930,000 pounds of breaded chicken recalled due to metal pieces
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Thursday, March 23 that it is recalling 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products from the OK Food, Inc. out of Oklahoma City, OK.
According to the FSIS release, the recall is due to contamination from 'extraneous materials', specifically metal pieces found in the products. The problem was discovered on Tuesday, March 21, after OK Foods, Inc. received five consumer complaints about metal objects being found in ready-to-eat chicken products, as well as by FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities.
After an internal investigation, OK Foods, Inc. determined that the pieces came from metal conveyor belting, according to the release.
Products subject to this voluntary recall were produced from Dec. 19, 2016 to March, 7, 2017 and include the following:
All products on the recall also bear an establishment number "P-7092" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to retail locations and institutions across the U.S.
According to FSIS there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to anyone eating the products and anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact their healthcare provider.
Those who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Abby Brown at (479) 312-2409
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