More than 2 million pounds of poultry sent to locations across the United States are recalled for fear that it may be contaminated with metal.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Simmons recalls Prepared Foods, Inc., ready-to-cook chicken products, including wings, legs, breasts and whole chickens that "may be contaminated with strangers materials, especially metal. "
The recall was started after retailers who purchased the products discovered the problem, according to the USDA announcement.
The USDA classified the recall as a "Class 1
The recalled products were prod uced between October 21 and November 4 and shipped to dealers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
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Anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness related to the Simmons product is asked to contact a health professional.
Consumers may also contact Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., (888) 831-7007 for any additional questions regarding the recall.
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USDA posted labels of the affected chicken products on that website.