OK Foods Inc., one of the largest fully-integrated chicken producers in the world, is recalling about 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products over fears that they may have been contaminated with metal and other materials.
According to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the recall was initiated after five consumer complaints were issued over metal objects found in the chicken producer’s “ready-to-eat” chicken products.
“After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting,” a USDA statement said.
The recall affects products dated from Dec. 19, 2016 to March 7, 2017.
There is no confirmed report of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products so far. The USDA statement said that the products “should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”