An Oklahoma food company, OK Food, Inc., which manufactures ready-to-eat chicken, including the Great Value brand for Walmart, recalled one million pounds of breaded chicken products. The recall occurred after customers reported finding metal objects inside the chicken.
Fortunately, no one was hurt or became ill as a result of eating the chicken. Five customers filed complaints about the metal. After an inspection, it was discovered that the objects inside the chicken came from metal conveyor belting. All of the recalled items were produced between December 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017. Any customers who have the chicken should throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased.
Companies who manufacture products for use by the public have a duty to the public to keep them safe. The company involved in this recall appears to have acted promptly in announcing the recall, which could have prevented any injuries or illnesses as a result of eating the contaminated chicken. Many companies do not take their duties to their customers’ safety seriously, and put their bottom line first. This can lead to cover ups in order to avoid issuing a recall, which can be very expensive for a company.
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