Following a large recall for fresh vegetables by Mann Packing Co. because of possible Listeria contamination, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. has recalled over 2 million pounds of chicken because it may be contaminated with metal.

The recall affects approximately 2,071,397 pounds of chicken products that were produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4. The recalled chicken has an establishment number of P-1949, P-486, or P-5837 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The affected chicken was shipped to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

Labels of the recalled chicken products can be viewed here.

Institutions are urged to check their freezers for the contaminated chicken. They should not be served. The recalled chicken products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods at 1-888-831-7007.

Simmons Prepared Foods discovered the issue during further processing. The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions due to the affected chicken. Those that are concerned about illness or injury from the recall should contact their healthcare provider.

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