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Nationwide Chicken Recall: Why Swift Response Is Key [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 28, 2017 09:35 AM EDT

Almost a million pounds of breaded and fully cooked chicken products is part of a nationwide chicken recall. The OK Foods recall was ordered when consumers reported that they found metal contaminants in the product that they purchased.

The reports were confirmed when the Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) visited the production site to verify the claims. The products that were part of the nationwide chicken recall were produced between Dec. 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017. The products were tagged with the establishment number "P-7092" and were shipped nationwide, the USDA report stated.

The OK Foods recall was caused by metal that came off the conveyor belting. There are still no reports of any adverse reactions to the contaminated food but consumers who are concerned should consult a health provider. The consumers are also advised to throw away and not to eat the products included in the nationwide chicken recall, Santa Rosa's Press Gazette reported.

The recall of the products was acted upon quickly because these are supplied by Smart Foods4Schools to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The OK Foods recall is classified as a Class 1 recall which means the product poses a high risk of causing bad health consequences or even death.

The products that the public is advised to watch out for aside from those included in the government feeding program are part of the fully cooked products line. The company based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is a huge supplier of quick-service restaurant chains and military commissaries, as well as food manufacturers with canned chicken products.

The FSIS will further check if the recall conducted by OK Foods, Inc. is completed to make sure that the affected products are no longer available to the public. The agency also tasks the recalling firm to fully inform the customers of the details and the status of their actions regarding the product recall.

If consumers have food safety questions, the FSIS can assist them 24/7 through their virtual platform AskKaren which can be accessed through PCs and mobile. Consumer questions for the chicken recall can be directed to Abby Brown at (479)312-2409.

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