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Recall Alert: There Might Be Metal in Your Chicken

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Empire Kosher is recalling almost 11,000 pounds of chicken breast

Empire Kosher Poultry is recalling nearly 11,000 pounds of chicken breasts this week, after they discovered that some of it might be filled with metal fragments.

Apparently, an employee noticed the metal on Nov. 2, and though they tried to prevent the product from reaching market, some of it had already been shipped out — 10,839 pounds, to be exact.

More: Recalled meat is being cooked and sold back to consumers

The products, which were shipped to stores nationwide and also sold online, bear the establishment number P-1015 and include:

  • 4- to 5.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled "Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless" with case code 46375 and sell-by date 11/14/17
  • 1- to 1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled "Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless" with case code 7488 and sell-by date 11/16/17
  • 2.5-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled "Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless" with case code 7598 and sell-by date11/16/17
  • 1- to 1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled "Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless" with case code 92615 and sell-by date 11/17/17
  • 1- to 1.25-pound tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled "Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless" with case code 7888 and sell-by date 11/16/17

More: Foodborne illness: Everything you need to know about the most common types

So far, there have been no reports of any injury as a result of consuming the chicken. If you think you've purchased some of the recalled product, you should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. You can also call Empire Kosher at 800-570-5718.

In the meantime, I can't be the only one who's thankful it's turkey season!

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