FSIS Announced Recall of More than Two Million Pounds of Chicken Citing Metal Contamination

FSIS Announced Recall of More than Two Million Pounds of Chicken Citing Metal Contamination

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More than two million pounds of chicken have been recalled from around eight states due to probable metal contamination. The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the news of recall concerning they may be stained with extraneous materials, mainly metal. As per reports from FSIS, the contaminated items have a manufacturing date between October 21, 2019, to November 4, 2019. The stock also includes a lot of Simmons Foods, Inc.’s ready-to-cook items. Notably, those products include wings, whole chicken, and breast meat. Reportedly, the contaminated meat has been delivered to institutes in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.

Apart from this, the chicken products included in the recall have a number inside the USDA mark of inspection. The list of numbers includes P-1949, P-5837, and P-486. Simmons, a supplier of poultry, animal, and pet nutrition products, said food safety is a very serious concern for it. Thus Simmons has issued a preventive as well as voluntary recall. The company noted it had functioned closely with federal officials and affected customers to accelerate this product recall. Still, it remains unclear how the metal came into the poultry products. Even more, officials have not yet identified the type of metal.

On the other hand, FSIS has classified the recall as Class I. The grade reveals a health hazard situation where there remains a reasonable chance that the use of the product will cause severe, adverse health consequences or death. Apart from this, the agency has requested customers not to eat the products. Even more, customers can throw the products or return them to the store from where they had bought. They can also claim for a refund. It is the latest recall of food products citing probable metal contamination. In the previous week, OSI Industries, LLC, recalled more than 4,200 pounds of ready-to-serve beef patties concerning metal contaminations. Meanwhile, there are no confirmed reports of any health issues caused by eating contaminated Simmons products.