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More than 2 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken recalled

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (CNN) — More than 2 million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states over fears of contamination with foreign matter such as metal, federal health officials said.

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalled the items produced from October 21 through November 4 this year. They are 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products, including ready to cook chicken whole legs, boneless skinless chicken, halal chicken leg quarters and chicken tenderloins, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.

The voluntary recall affects several forms of ready-to-cook chicken that were shipped to restaurants, hospitals and schools.

The products subject to recall have an establishment number "P-1949," "P- 486" or "P-5837" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Those who've purchased the products are urged to throw them away or return them to the store.

More product recalls, here.

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