Over recent months, there have been many food recalls due to a number of different concerns. Now another has joined the fray. Recently, nearly one million pounds of breaded chicken has been recalled by OK Food, Inc. due to reports about metal objects being found in the ready to eat chicken products. According to a notice issued by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled chicken that has been shipped to stores across the country “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.”
So far there have been five consumer complaints claiming that “metal bits were found in the chicken products.” Additionally, bits of metal were found during an FSIS inspection, prompting OK Food, Inc. to conduct their own internal investigation into the matter. Fortunately, their investigation found the source of the problem, and there haven’t been any “reports of injury or adverse reactions from consumption of the affected products.”
The breaded chicken products were produced throughout December 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017. Consumers can tell if they have one of the recalled products by checking the establishment number “inside the USDA mark of inspection.” If you or someone you know have a product with the establishment number P-7092, refrain from eating it and either throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.
For further information about this issue, consumers can contact Abby Brown at 479-321-2409.