A company has recalled almost 1 million pounds of breaded chicken, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's food safety and Inspection Service. OK Food Inc. announced last Thursday the recall of chicken products across the nation because five people reported that they found pieces of metals in the chicken. Complaints were confirmed through the verification process by federal food safety inspectors.

After customers reported finding metal pieces in the chicken, the Oklahoma-based company responded by recalling 933,273 pounds of chicken products nationwide.

Internal investigation

Other than the recall, an internal investigation was conducted to track which products were affected and how the metal pieces ended up in products. What was included in the recall was chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, patties, fillets and other breaded chicken that was distributed between December 19, 2016 through March 7, 2017. A full list of products can found on the USDA's website.

The breaded products were sold in stores across the country under different brand names. For instance, they were sold at Walmart under its Great Value store brand, Farmington, Tender Bird, ChickenTopia, and at SmartFoods4Schools, a company that provides school lunches to children. It was especially a good thing that SmartFoods4School was included in the recall because chicken nuggets is a staple for young children.

The investigation proved that the metal pieces came from the metal conveyor belt, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

No adverse reactions

There have not been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumers. However, the USDA is urging people who bought the products to check the labels to see if the establishment number “P-7092” is inside the inspection mark.

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People who purchased the products should throw them away or return them to the place they bought them. If consumers have questions about the recall, they should call Abby Brown of OK Food Inc. at (479) 312-2409.