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OK Food Recalls Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Breaded Chicken

The ready-to-eat chicken affected were made between December 19, 2016 to March 7
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The recall is considered a Class I recall with high health risks.

OK Food issued a recall for around 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken for possible contamination of “extraneous materials,” specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week.

 

According to the FSIS, the company received five consumer complaints of finding metal objects in the chicken products. After an internal investigation, the firm found that the materials found came from metal conveyor belting.

 

The products were distributed nationwide at retailers, including Walmart stores. Some products affected by the recall include: Chickentopia Fully Cooked Breaded Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties With Rib Meat; Farmington Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Fries; and Laker Liner Logo Brand Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Nuggets.

 

The FSIS says that there haven’t been any reports of illness or injury from the contaminated chicken, but purchased products should be thrown away or returned.

 

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