Here’s what we know about the 2 million pounds of poultry that’s reported to be contaminated in eight states. 

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Wednesday that over 2 million pounds of poultry have been recalled due to concerns it had been tainted with foreign matter, specifically metal

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The contamination is linked to Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc, a poultry processing company located in Arkansas. The company has reported that poultry—including chicken legs, chicken tenders, boneless skinless chicken, and halal chicken quarters—dated between Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 may be tainted, and customers who have bought these products are encouraged to throw them away immediately or return them to the store. 

These chicken products were shipped to a number of states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, and are stamped with a few numbers (P-1949, P-486, or P-5837) within the USDA inspection mark. 

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So far, there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of any of these products. 

For more information, head to the USDA website.  

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Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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