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Over 2 million pounds of poultry recalled, including products distributed in Oklahoma

Over 2 million pounds of poultry recalled, including products distributed in Oklahoma”

More than two million pounds of chicken have been recalled in eight states due to a possible metal contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., of Gentry, Ark., is recalling approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

"The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-1949, ' "P- 486" or 'P-5837" inside the USDA mark of inspection".

"Institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them".

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalled the items produced from October 21 through November 4 this year.

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The FDA said any institution that has the chicken should throw it away or return it to where it was purchased.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. "That is why Simmons has issued a precautionary and voluntary recall", Simmons said in a statement.

The recall was initiated after retailers that had bought the products discovered the problem, according to the USDA notice.

So far, no one has reported having an adverse reaction after consuming the chicken, officials say.

Simmons Foods' values the trust our customers place in us to deliver quality products that are safe.



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