A Million Pounds Of Chicken Recalled Over Metal Shards

Some of it was sold through Walmart.

Check your freezer, because you might need to throw out some contaminated chicken STAT.

OK Foods Inc. is recalling 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last week. The recall occurred after five people complained of discovering metal objects in the ready-to-eat chicken, a problem confirmed by the FSIS.

“After an internal investigation, [OK Foods] identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting,” the press release said.

Photos curtesy of the USDA.
Photos curtesy of the USDA.

The contaminated products in question were produced between Dec. 19, 2016 and March 7 of this year and are labeled “P-7092” in the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken in question is produced under multiple labels, including Walmart’s Great Value brand:

1. Great Value

2. TenderBird

3. Farmington

4. Spring River Farms

5. SmartFoods4Schools

6. Chickentopia

7. Double D Foods

8. Lake Liner Logo Brand

The USDA urges customers who purchased the chicken to throw it out or return it to the place of purchase. Read more about the recall at USDA.gov or get answers to questions about food safety at the agency’s “Ask Karen” site.

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