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Massive recall of chicken products from Simmons Prepared Foods

A big chicken products recall was issued in America. Approximately 2,071,397 pounds of Simmons Prepared Foods poultry products were part of the recall.

They may be contaminated with "extraneous" materials, specifically metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service. The agency classified the recall as a "Class 1" which means there is a "reasonable probability" that consumption of these products "will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." There have not yet been any confirmed reports of injuries and the recall was voluntary. The affected products were produced from Oct. 21, 2019, through Nov. 4, 2019. Many ready-to-cook chicken products, such as boneless skin chicken, whole chicken and chicken wings are included. Their establishment number reads "P-1949," "P- 486" or "P-5837" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products, which were shipped in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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The problem was discovered by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. establishments during further processing. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., at (888) 831-7007. Simmons Foods company was founded in 1949. Mark Simmon, whos is the Chairman of Simmons Foods, Inc. & Affiliates since 1987 was named Man of the Year in 1990 by the Arkansas Poultry Federation and the 2009 regional Entrepreneur of the Year in the agri-business category by Ernst & Young. He was inducted into the 29th Annual Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in March 2017.

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