One Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled for Containing METAL


Those chicken nuggets you just bought at the supermarket? Send ’em back: they might have a little too much Obituary in ’em.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foot Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that OK Foods, “the world’s largest fully-integrated chicken producers,” has issued a recall of 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken that’s potentially contaminated with “extraneous materials, specifically metal.” The recall effects only ready-to-eat, breaded chicken items produced between December 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017, and was discovered after five consumers found metal shards in their dinner:

“The problem was discovered on March 21, 2017 after OK Foods Inc. received five consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the ready-to-eat chicken products and by FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities. After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting.”

Not quite as metal as listening to Deicide while mowing down, but we’ll take it as our “WTF” metal moment of the day.

MetalSucks attempted to contact a representative at the USDA to settle the longstanding debates of whether Tool and System of a Down should be considered metal, but the person who picked up the phone hung up on us. Pity.

A list of the potentially contaminated products can be found here. Stay safe out there, people.

[Food and Wine via Real Metal Trump’s Twitter]

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