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We show you a USDA website that can give you all details about food recalls to make sure the foods in your fridge are safe. (KTRK)

Blue Bell's recent ice cream recall has gotten all the press, but there's a food recall in the U.S. almost every week.

Just this week, Sanderson Farms recalled 550,000 lbs of poultry products because of metal shavings found in some of the chicken. And the week before that, the Di Stefano Cheese Company recalled 1,200 pounds of boneless ham because they weren't inspected.

You can see for yourself at a site run by the US Department of Agriculture.

The site tracks food recalls and other food alerts.

Click here to go to the website and see the latest.

In the case of the recalled poultry products you can see exactly what the products are and when they were produced. You can also see how the metal shavings were found in the chicken: A malfunctioning ice-making machine.

In some cases the USDA has photos of the products and will tell you if there recall only pertains to a particular state.

If you find recalled food, the best bet is to throw it away or return to the store you bought it from.

You can also use the site to find out how best to report a problem with food if you see something from your grocer that doesn't look quite right.

Get more information about that by clicking here.

Keep in mind most of these recalls are voluntary, so it's the food producer doing the right thing.

Want more information? Or is there a topic you'd like to investigate? Contact abc13 investigative producer Trent Seibert on Twitter at @trentseibert or by emailing
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