Chicken recalled due to metal contamination concerns

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WASHINGTON (KOTA) -- Almost half a million pounds of fully-cooked chicken products is being recalled by a company because metal pieces might be in the products.

The recall is by Wayne Farms, LLC, a Decatur, Ala. Establishment. The company is recalling approximately 438,960 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken.

According to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the frozen, ready-to-eat chicken was produced on various dates from July 4 through July 17, 2018. The following products that are subject to recall can be found here. Also, click here for the labels on the recalled chicken products.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to distributors, restaurants and further processing locations nationwide. However, no specific list of locations or states has been released.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Alan Sterling, Wayne Farms LLC, at (678) 450-3092.