Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

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Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Gentry, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced [Wednesday]. 

The poultry items were produced from Oct. 21, 2019 through Nov. 4, 2019. This spreadsheet contains a list of the products subject to the recall.[View labels]

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1949,” “P- 486” or “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. establishments during further processing.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in institutional freezers. Institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., at (888) 831-7007. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Donny Epp, senior director of communications at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., at (479) 215-2626.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/

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Luvaduck Nov 08, 2019 09:54 AM
Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

True, but they are the candles on the cake. The number of food/food chain inspectors was never adequate and has been severely cut. Problems have to be endemic & massive before they are discovered.

RHS Nov 08, 2019 09:25 AM
Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Flicka, what is your point? I think recalls are an excellent reminder as to why we have federal and other rules and inspections and a process to compel recall as needed as well as proof that the process works. The amount of food recalled is pretty tiny in the total stream of food commerce.

a-1573982733 Nov 07, 2019 10:57 PM
Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

177 not so fast on the beef. Today’s news beer recall. https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/11/08/health/recall-ground-beef-plastic-contamination-trnd/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

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