Metal objects found in the food caused Thursday’s nationwide recall of over 930,000 pounds of breaded chicken food products, some of which went to a supplier of National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs.
The metal came off the conveyor belting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food & Safety Inspection Service announcement that Oklahoma City-based OK Foods recalled 933,272 pounds of the ready-to-eat breaded chicken. Five customers told the company they’d found metal parts in the chicken. Food & Safety inspectors found metal, too.
Chicken products in the recall were made from Dec. 19 through March 7 and have the establishment number “P-7092” inside the USDA inspection mark.
The first five products in the list of 20 products in the recall were made for Smart Foods4Schools.
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Customers are told to toss the product or return it to the store for a refund. As a Class I recall, the USDA says, “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.”