Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken recalled after metal fragments found

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken that might contain metal fragments.

The recall was issued after Oklahoma-based OK Food consumers reported finding metal in their food. The affected food products were produced from Dec. 19 through March 7.

“After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting,” the USDA said in a statement.

The recalled chicken was sent to retail locations and institutions, meaning the food is more likely served at cafeterias and restaurants instead of a grocery stores.

The recalled products have the establishment number P-7092 inside their mark of inspection.

Consumers have not reported any illnesses as a result of eating the chicken, but OK Food instructs the affected product be returned or thrown out.

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