Nestle Prepared Foods is recalling about 752,615 pounds of pepperoni pizza Hot Pockets because they may be contaminated with bits of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a news release.
The frozen stuffed-pastry sandwiches have a 14-month shelf life and FSIS is concerned that some people may still have the products in their freezers. The agency is urging consumers to check their freezers for affected products and either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. The recalled Hot Pockets should not be eaten.
The sandwiches were made in November and shipped nationwide. Affected Hot Pockets include 54-ounce cartons containing 12 Nestlé Hot Pockets brand sandwiches labeled “premium pepperoni made with pork, chicken & beef pizza garlic buttery crust,” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and one of the following lot codes: 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614. Each package also bears the establishment number “EST. 721A” inside the USDA mark of inspected.
The recall was initiated after the company received four consumer complaints about the extraneous material in the pepperoni pizza-flavored Hot Pockets. One report included a minor oral injury sustained after the consumer ate the Hot Pocket. “Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider,” Nestlé said.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Nestlé consumer services at 800-350-5016.
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