Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken recalled due to ‘metal objects’


by: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An Oklahoma company is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken products sold nationwide after customers complained of finding “metal objects” in the food.

About 933,300 pounds of OK Food Inc. breaded chicken products fall under the recall, according to a notice issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The chicken was sold under various brand names, including Wal-Mart’s Great Value store brand. The products were also sold to institutions across the country.

The affected chicken products have establishment No. P-7092 in the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall comes after five people complained of finding metal in OK Food Inc.’s chicken. Personnel with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service also found metal in the products.

OK Food Inc. determined that the food was tainted by metal from a conveyor belt.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

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