Products that have been recalled include various breaded chicken products, including nuggets of various shapes, chicken patties, chicken fries and chicken fillet fritters.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken items were produced on various dates between December 19, 2016, through March 7. Federal food safety inspectors confirmed the reports during verification activities.
Almost two dozen products have been recalled over the contamination concerns, including from brand names such as Farmington, Great Value and Tender Bird.
"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 FSIS said. They all have the code "P-7092" stamped inside the USDA mark of inspection.
No consumers have reported adverse reactions after eating the products, though federal officials urge anyone concerned about an injury or illness from them to contact his or her doctor.
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The Department did not elaborate on any potential, negative health effects that might stem from consumption of the chicken products subject to this recall, but the Department stated that anyone anxious about adverse effects should seek medical attention.
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