2M Pounds of Chicken Need to Be Thrown Away

Darnell Taylor
November 7, 2019

An Arkansas-based poultry producer recalled more than 2 million pounds of products, some of which were shipped to California, after discovering they may be contaminated, federal regulators said Wednesday.

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Gentry, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The poultry, which was produced from October 21, 2019 through November 4, 2019, was distributed in various states, namely Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, according to the FSIS.

The problem was discovered by Simmons.

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The agency urged the public to throw out or return the products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., at (888) 831-7007. "That is why Simmons has issued a precautionary and voluntary recall", Simmons said in a statement.

FSIS designated the recall as Class I, meaning "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death". "When something happens that is potentially inconsistent with this promise to our customers, it will always require careful and constant review to maintain our commitment to food safety".

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