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Metal Contamination Leads to Massive US Chicken RecallWibbitz - News
Metal Contamination Leads to Massive US Chicken Recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall affects over two million pounds. The issue revolves around Arkansas' Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. Simmons has issued a precautionary and voluntary recall of approximately 2 million pounds of fresh and frozen chicken products. We are working closely with regulatory authorities and affected customers to expedite this product recall, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., via statement. The USDA adds that the products were shipped to institutions, such as restaurants or schools, in eight states. The states include: Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Alabama. Arizona, Arkansas, California and Pennsylvania. The department is identifying the recall as a "Class 1.". This means that consumption can result in serious health issues or even fatalities. Labels related to the products in question can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov.