Americans love some chicken. On Super Bowl Sunday alone, Americans put down 1.3 billion chicken wings. But before you throw back some chicken nuggets for dinner, check the packaging and make sure the chicken in your freezer isn't a part of a huge recall from OK Food Inc.
The manufacturer has issued a recall for nearly one million pounds of breaded chicken products because it "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal." That's a horrifying sentence. Metal!?
The recall is for a variety of ready-to-eat chicken products that include chicken patties, chicken fingers, and chicken nuggets. The company discovered the problem on March 21, after receiving five complaints in which customers discovered metal in their food. The recall includes food that was produced from December 19, 2016 through March 7, 2017.
"After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting," according to the United States Department of Agriculture, which published a complete list of the affected products, as well as images of the labels.