Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin has announced that Gold Kist, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 421,000 pounds of chicken products because they may be contaminated with a pesticide.

The chicken may be contaminated with Aldicarb (also known as Temik), a pesticide that is used on various crops including cotton and peanuts. The chicken was processed January 29 at the Gold Kist plant in Sumter, South Carolina, and was sent to Georgia and other states.

"Our inspectors will be checking food establishments for the implicated products to make sure they are removed. Consumers who have any of these products are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement," said Commissioner Irvin.

All the recalled products bear the establishment number P-17980 inside the USDA seal of inspection.

    Products subject to recall are:

    *  Gold Kist Farms premium fresh SPICY HOT FRYING CHICKEN WING PORTIONS,
       with package code 406000.

    *  Gold Kist Farms YOUNG CHICKEN FRONT HALF SHELLS WITH ATTACHED SKIN AND
       NECK, with package code 170048.

    *  Gold Kist Farms FRYING CHICKEN PARTS JUMBO WHOLE LEGS with skin and fat
       attached, with package code 70008.

    *  10 lb. bags of Gold Kist Farms BONELESS, SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST MEAT
       WITH RIB MEAT, with package code 230050.

    *  Gold Kist Farms FRYING CHICKEN TENDERLOINS Big Bird, with package code
       460010.

    *  Gold Kist Farms FRYING CHICKEN PARTS BONELESS, SKINLESS WHOLE LEG MEAT,
       with package code 450000.

    *  Gold Kist Farms BIG BIRD FRYING CHICKEN PARTS WHOLE WINGS, with package
       code 350021.

    *  2.5 lb. bags of Gold Kist Farms BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS, with
       package code 8420.

    *  4 lb. bags of Gold Kist Farms SEPARATED CHICKEN WINGS, with package
       code 8464.

    *  Gold Kist Farms SOUTHERN STYLE CHICKEN TENDER FRITTERS, with package
       code 8272, 7272, or 7072.

    *  Gold Kist Farms BREADED CHICKEN GIZZARDS, with package code 7501.

    *  Gold Kist Farms DICED WHITE YOUNG CHICKEN MEAT, with package code 279.

    *  Gold Kist Farms CHICKEN WING SECTIONS, with package code 8076.

    *  WAL-MART SUPERCENTER, HOT 'N SPICY BREAST STRIPS - Chicken Breast Strip
       Fritters, with package code 40021 and item number 8009908.

    *  WAL-MART SUPERCENTER ORIGINAL BREAST STRIPS - Chicken Breast Strip
       Fritters, with package code 40020 and item number 8009943.