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More than 2 million pounds of poultry shipped to locations across the U.S. are being recalled over fears that it may be contaminated with metal.
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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., is recalling ready-to-cook chicken products including wings, legs, breasts and whole chickens that "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal."
The recall was initiated after retailers that had bought the products discovered the problem, according to the USDA notice.
The USDA classified the recall as a "Class 1," which means "there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."