Over two million pounds of poultry recalled, eight states impacted

RECALL ALERT More than 2 million pounds of poultry recalled due to possible 'foreign matter contamination'

A recall notice has been issued for chicken products from Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. produced from October 21 through November 4 over fears they may have been contaminated with metal, KFOR reports.

More than two million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states due to the possibility that they may have been contaminated with metal or another similar foreign material.

The problem was discovered by Simmons. The products have the establishment number "P-1949", "P- 486" or "P-5837" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Although there have been no confirmed reports of bad reactions as a result of consuming the recalled products, anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness related to a Simmons product is asked to contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS says anyone with questions about the recall can call Donald Miller, senior vice president of sales at Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc, at (888) 831-7007.

The recall notice said Simmons officials had concerns that "some product may be frozen and in institutional freezers" and advised institutions to not serve the products.

The agency urged the public to throw out or return the products. We are working closely with regulatory authorities and affected customers to expedite this product recall. When available, the retail distribution list (s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

"Food safety is a very serious matter at Simmons", the company said in its Wednesday statement.