March 24, 2017 -- Concerns over the possibility of bits of metal in its product has led OK Food, Inc., to recall almost a million pounds of breaded chicken from the market.
A notice posted on the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website states that the Oklahoma City-based company is recalling more than 933,000 pounds of breaded chicken "that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal." The products were shipped to stores nationwide.
According to the USDA, there have been five consumer complaints wherein metal bits were found in the chicken products, as well as being spotted during FSIS inspection of the products.
OK Food has conducted its own internal investigation and found that the metal came from a processing plant conveyor belt. There have not yet been any reports of injury or adverse reactions from consumption of the affected products.
The ready-to-eat chicken portions were produced between Dec. 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017, and bear establishment number P-7092 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Consumers should not eat the chicken, but instead throw it away or return it to the point of purchase.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Abby Brown at 479-321-2409.