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Half a million pounds of chicken recalled by Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms is recalling more than a half million pounds of chicken products that may have been contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

Sanderson Farms first discovered the issue when it received a complaint from a processing facility that found metal shavings in the chicken. The contamination resulted from a malfunction with an ice-making machine during production.

None of the recalled chicken products were shipped to grocery stores or packed directly for consumers, according to a company statement. Sanderson noted that all of the products were purchased by three customers who intended to further process the chicken to make their own chicken products.

All three customers have been notified about the recall, according to the company statement.

So far, there have been no reports of injury from the chicken products.

For more on the recall, click here.