A major food company Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling about 4,568,080 pounds of its chicken, which may be contaminated with plastic, wood, rubber and metal according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Saturday night.
This recall affects 23 different varieties of the Colorado-based company’s pre-cooked chicken. Most of the chicken was produced in August 2015. The company talked to the Huffington Post on the decision.
“After an internal review, we determined an expanded recall was in the best interests of the public,” read the statement. “There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, however, the product is not safe to consume. “In an effort to safeguard public health going forward, we are retraining all team members and assessing both our processes and in-plant systems to return Pilgrim’s Waco to our high internal food safety and quality standards.”
More updates on the company will be addressed this month and next.