Over two million pounds of chicken recalled due to deadly metal contamination in 8 states

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc, is recalling 2,071,397 pounds of products such as ready-to-cook chicken wings, chicken breast meat, halal chicken leg quarters and chicken tenderloins.

Over 2 million pounds of chicken have been recalled in eight states due to possible metal contamination.

While no one has yet to report any “adverse reactions” yet from consuming the products, customers are urged to toss the chicken with the following numbers:

The products were produced between October 21, 2019, as well as November 4, 2019, according to the USDA’s FSIS, (Food Safety and Inspection Service.)

They have one of three establishment numbers – ‘P-1949,’ ‘P- 486’ or ‘P-5837’ – inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

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The poultry was shipped to stores, schools and restaurants in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennslyvania.

The release states that employees at Simons found the problem during further processing.

It remains unclear how the metal got into the poultry products the type of metal that was discovered by officials and when it was found.

FSIS designated the recall as Class I, which meant “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

Customers are being warned to not consume the products and either throw them away or return them to the store they were purchased at for a refund.

FSIS says anyone with questions about the recall can call Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc, at (888) 831-7007.