Simmons Foods is recalling 2.07 million pounds of ready-to-cool chicken processed in its Gentry prepared foods plant. The company said the products could contain some extraneous materials such as metal, which is the reason for the recall.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Thursday (Nov. 7). The chicken items were produced this year from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1949,” “P- 486” or “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
The company said it discovered the issue during the further processing phase. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. FSIS is concerned that some products may be frozen and in institutional freezers. Institutions that have purchased the products are urged not to serve them.
This product was sold directly into retail but to institutional foodservice customers. The complete list of the recalled products can be found at this link.