Recall reports are more and more common nowadays. A manufacturing company, OK Foods, is recalling almost 1 million pounds of breaded chicken. This recall was caused by metal contamination. The 933,272 pounds of chicken contained metal pieces.
The recall’s report was made by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. It was announced on Saturday. Before the recall was announced the food company received 5 complaints. After an internal investigation, it was discovered that the metal pieces came from a conveyor belt.
The breaded chicken was sold as a ready-to-eat food product. This produce was made from December 19th, 2016 up until March 7th, 2017. It was sold and shipped to many retailers across the US. The number printed inside the USDA mark is P-7092.
This metal contamination was discovered only a few days ago, on March 21st. The company started to look for the problem and they discovered the metal objects after an FSIS inspection. Despite the fact that nobody reported any adverse effects or illnesses, the company decided that it is best to recall the products.From the list of 20 products that contained the breaded chicken 5 products are in the recall. The USDA mentioned that this is a Class I recall.
They added that “this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
In order to help customers find out if they purchased one of the affected products, the company made a list of 20 products that might contain metal pieces. This list can be found on the FSIS website. People who identified their product as being one that is recalled now are advised to throw it away. People are advised not to eat any of these products.
Some of the products that are affected include chicken breast fillet fritters, breaded patties, and shaped nuggets with rib meat. 19 out of the 20 products that are being recalled are ready-to-eat products. This means that if you purchased raw breaded chicken from this company, it is safe to eat it.
What is your opinion about this recall? Did you purchase any products from this company in the last few weeks?
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