Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms has issued a recall for approximately 554,090 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The chicken items were produced on September 17-18, 2015. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. P-247” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to processing facilities in Georgia and Louisiana.                                 

The problem was discovered when the firm received a complaint from a processing facility which found metal shavings in the product. The establishment determined that the contamination occurred due to a malfunction with an ice-making machine used during production.

 There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.