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2 million pounds of chicken recalled because it may contain metal

The chicken was shipped to institutions in eight states.

More than 2 million pounds of chicken products shipped to eight states have been recalled because it may contain metal.

The products by Simmons Prepared Foods were shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the USDA said Wednesday.

The products include:

  • Ready to cook boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat
  • Ready to cook whole chicken without giblets
  • Ready to cook chicken wing sections
  • Ready to cook chicken whole legs
  • Halal chicken leg quarters
  • Ready to cook chicken tenderloins
  • Ready to cook chicken breast shells with ribs; no kidneys or sex glands

They were produced from Oct. 21 - Nov. 4, 2019 and bear establishment number “P-1949,” “P- 486” or “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

Institutions with these are urged not to serve them and to throw them away or return them where they were purchased.

The USDA says there has been no confirmed reports of adverse reaction to eating the chicken.

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