Health Alert: Dangerous Foreign Material Found In 220 Tons of Chicken; Do Not Consume

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September 06, 2018

Government health officials are urging consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers for this chicken product. The item is being recalled due to a consumer complaint, which states that metal pieces have been found inside the chicken.

Nearly 439,000 pounds of chicken has been pulled from retailer shelves due to the dangerous extraneous materials found, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

On July 27, a consumer reported the issue which later led to the investigation and the discovery of the problem, according to Food Safety News. The company began an investigation to determine the nature of the foreign element complaint and later informed FSIS on September 4 with their findings.

The chicken product had been shipped to distributors, restaurants, and other processing centers nationwide.

Recalled Product

Alabama's Wayne Farms LLC in Decatur has recalled 220 tons of frozen, fully cooked chicken products. The production dates are from July 4 through July 17, 2018. The recall includes the following products:

The recalled product has the establishment number "P-20214" inside the USDA mark of inspection. At this time, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury when consuming this product.

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FSIS is concerned that this product may be in consumer's refrigerators or freezers. If consumers have this product, they are urged not to consume them, rather discard the product in the trash, or return it to the place of purchase.

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Be sure to inform your family and friends of this recalled product.