Chicken Nuggets Included in Million-Pound Poultry Recall: What You Need to Know

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When little kids turn up their noses at what you've made for dinner, there's typically one food that you can count on to keep them at the table and their tummies full: chicken nuggets. But a massive recall may take this staple off the menu, at least in the short-term. One million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken has been recalled due to concerns that it may contain metal shards. Here's what you need to know.

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OK Foods Inc. is recalling 933,272 pounds of its breaded chicken products in fear that it may be contaminated with metal, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. 

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The shards are believed to have come from a metal conveyor belt. Five separate complaints from consumers sparked the recall. While there haven't been any adverse reactions reported thus far, no parent ever wants to put a child at risk. Here are the facts...

What, where, and when:

The affected products include chicken patties, fries, fillets, and the popular nuggets. They were sold throughout the US at retailers, including Walmart stores, between December 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017, under the brand names: Farmington, SmartFoods4Schools, and Great Value.

How they're marked:

Items in question are marked with "P-7092" on packaging inside the USDA inspection mark. The USDA has released a full list of the recalled items and their labels.

What you should do:

If you've got these products in your fridge or freezer, you're advised to either toss them or return them for a full refund. Consumers with questions are advised to contact Abby Brown at (479) 312-2409. If you or your kids have consumed these and are concerned about possible illness, see your health-care provider. 

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Chicken is definitely a beloved go-to food for most parents because it's quick, it's convenient, and kids universally adore the taste of the nuggets, which often come in fun shapes.

When all else fails, chances are you can convince a kid to at least have a few of these and you'll feel a bit better that they're getting some protein. 

Consumers with concerns can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). Assistance is available in English and Spanish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

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