2 Million Pound Poultry Recall Due to Harmful Metal Exposure
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) has recently declared a recall of over 2 million pounds of contaminated chicken.
About the Chicken Contamination Recall
Around November 6th, 2019, extrinsic dangerous materials, such as metals, were found to have been in contact with millions of chicken products. The discovery of this health risk was also publicly announced by Simmons Prepared Foods, a poultry farm producer based in Arkansas.
While the shipping of this contaminated poultry does not include consumer stores, several other institutions across the states have been reported in receiving these products. Some establishments affected include restaurants, schools, and even hospitals throughout areas such as Alabama, Minnesota, and Oklahoma.
The owner of Simmons Prepared Foods is working expeditiously through this voluntary recall to ensure food safety is preserved amongst the public. The USDA has also officially labeled all tainted chicken within institutions.
Description of Recalled Chicken Products
The following information was provided by USDA:
- Various ready-to-cook poultry products ranging from entire chickens to wings and legs faced the recall
- The tainted poultry products were produced and delivered recently between October 21st to November 4th
- A full list of states affected include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
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