Fort Smith-based food manufacturer OK Foods Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 1 million pounds of breaded chicken, according to a recent press release from Industrias Bachoco, its Mexico-based parent company. The products, which were produced at the company’s Oklahoma City plant between Dec. 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017, could be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.
Most of the affected product remains in the company’s inventory control and there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products at this time.
OK Foods “has identified and isolated the problem to one production line in its recently acquired Oklahoma City plant, and it has taken immediately actions to eliminate the problem through increased quality control measures,” the statement read, adding, “We are confident that our OK Foods team is effectively managing the issue as they continue working with USDA officials to resolve the matter.”
Industrias Bachoco was founded in 1952, and became a public company in 1997. It is traded on the Mexican and New York Stock Exchange, owning and managing more than 1,000 facilities, organized in nine productive complexes and 64 distribution centers in Mexico, and a productive complex in the United States. Currently, the company employs more than 25,000 people.