The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced the voluntary recall of more than two million pounds of Simmons Prepared Foods poultry products due to a possible contamination concern.
Simmons Prepared Foods issued a press statement explaining, “Food safety is a very serious matter at Simmons. That is why Simmons has issued a precautionary and voluntary recall of approximately two million pounds of fresh and frozen chicken products due to the potential to contain extraneous material, specifically metal. We are working closely with regulatory authorities and affected customers to expedite this product recall.”
Recalled Product Description: Simmons Prepared Foods Chicken
The recall includes 2,071,397 pounds of fresh and frozen poultry products produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4, 2019. The products were shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
For a full list of products, visit the USDA’s website here.
Why the Poultry Was Recalled
The current recall was issued after extraneous materials (metal) were found in the affected products. According to a statement by Simmons Prepared Foods, “This issue was discovered through Simmons standard food safety and quality checks. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products.”
How to Tell If Your Poultry Was Recalled
Look inside the USDA mark of inspection for the establishment numbers “P-1949,” “P- 486” or “P-5837.” Visit the USDA’s website here for a full list of product names, case codes and corresponding establishment numbers.
What Consumers Can Do
If you have the recalled products, don’t eat them. Return the products to the place of purchase or contact Simmons Prepared Foods at 888- 831-7007.
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