WASHINGTON – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based OK Foods launched a recall of approximately 933,272 lbs. of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products following consumer complaints of metal objects in the products, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.
The problem was discovered on March 21 after the company received consumer complaints stating metal objects were found in the chicken products. FSIS inspection personnel also discovered the contamination during routine verification activities. OK Foods later identified the affected products and determined that the extraneous materials in the chicken came from metal conveyor belting.
The breaded chicken items were produced on various dates from Dec. 19, 2016 through March 7, 2017. A list of the products subject to recall can be found here on the FSIS website.
The chicken products bear establishment number “P-7092” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. Consumers are urged not to consume the chicken, which should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, FSIS said.