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Two million pounds of chicken recalled across eight states, including California

Approximately 2 million pounds of chicken products have been recalled across eight states, including California. Health officials say the poultry may be contaminated with foreign materials.

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the questionable products were processed by Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, 2019.

Simmons, which supplies primarily to the food service industry, has recalled the the products voluntarily.

The list of products potentially impacted include 13 “ready to cook” and “halal” varieties. The USDA has provided a spreadsheet and label images consumers can use to identify poultry products of concern.

Larry Rana/USDA, Public Domain The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service announced Wednesday, November 6, 2019 that more than 2 million pounds of chicken products shipped by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. have been recalled due to possible foreign materials contamination. The poultry was produced between October 21 and November 4, 2019 and shipped to eight states, including California,

The USDA considers the contaminated food to pose a health hazard with “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The recalled items were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Institutions and consumers are urged to throw away or return any recalled product, though officials said:

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

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