More than 2 million pounds of chicken products voluntarily recalled over fears it may contain metal

The products were produced by Simmons Prepared Foods.

More than 2 million pounds of chicken products were voluntarily recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with "extraneous" materials, specifically metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Approximately 2,071,397 pounds of Simmons Prepared Foods poultry products were part of the recall, the agency announced on Wednesday.

The affected products -- produced from Oct. 21, 2019, through Nov. 4, 2019 -- include many ready-to-cook chicken products, such as boneless skin chicken, whole chicken and chicken wings. Their establishment number reads "P-1949," "P- 486" or "P-5837" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The items were shipped in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

The agency urged the public to throw out or return the products.

Simmons Prepared Foods said in a statement that "food safety is a very serious matter at Simmons."

For a full list of recalled products, click here.