Hot Pockets recall: Nestle recalls nearly 763K pounds due to possible glass, plastic contamination

by Glenn Maxwell

Hot Pockets recall: Nestle recalls nearly 763K pounds due to possible glass, plastic contamination

Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling about 762,615 pounds of pepperoni pizza Hot Pockets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Friday.

The frozen stuffed sandwiches, that have been shipped to stores nationwide and created in November, are now being remembered simply because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, particularly bits of glass and difficult plastic,” based on a news release.

The USDA classified the announcement like a “Class I” recall, so it defines like a “health risk situation where there’s an acceptable probability that using the merchandise may cause serious, adverse health effects or dying.”

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Based on the USDA notice, the “problem is discovered once the firm received four consumer complaints of extraneous material within the pepperoni hot pocket product” and there’s been “one report of the minor dental injuries connected with use of the product.”

The recall is perfect for 54-ounce packages that contains 12 “Nestlé Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches: Premium Pepperoni created using pork, chicken and beef pizza garlic clove buttery crust.” The affected boxes possess a “Best before February 2022” date and among the following lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614 and 0321544614.

The boxes also provide the establishment number “EST. 7721A” within the USDA mark of inspection.

“Consumers who’ve purchased the product are advised to not consume it,” USDA stated. “The product ought to be tossed away or came back towards the host to purchase.”

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