Over 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken Recalled For Possible Metal Contamination

 Thursday, November 7, 2019

 NBC News

Simmons Prepared Foods is recalling more than 2 million pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The agency classified the recall as a "Class 1" which means there is a "reasonable probability" that consumption of these products "will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death," a statement reads.

Among the recalled products are the Simmons ready to cook chicken wings sections and tenderloins and the ready to cook chicken whole legs.

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. discovered there was an issue with some of its poultry products during further processing.

The affected items were produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 and were shipped to stores in Pennsylvania, California, Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arizona and Arkansas, the agency said.