Nestle Prepared Foods is calling back more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets after consumers suffered discovering pieces of glass or plastic in the product. A minimum of one instance led to a minor oral injury, according to a recall notice published on the U.S. Department of Farming Food Security and Examination Service site.
The Kentucky-based company said it had gotten four complaints involving the not-ready-to-eat items, which were produced from Nov. 13, 2020, through Nov. 16,2020 The item has a shelf life of 14 months.
As a result, the business is recalling all 54- oz. carton plans consisting of 12 “Nestle HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTER CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes0318544624 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
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The item was dispersed to retailers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
On the company’s website, a recall notice noted that other variations of the product, including those that are packaged in two-, 5- and 17- count varieties, are not impacted by the recall.
Other variations of the item that are packaged in various amounts are not affected by the recall.
” The quality, safety and stability of Nestle USA and Hot Pockets items remain our top concern,” the business said on its site. “We sincerely apologize for any trouble this action represents to both our consumers and retail clients.”
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The company did not define what might have happened during production to result in the contamination.
Anyone who finds the recalled item in their freezer need to toss it away or return it to the place of purchase. Those with additional questions are advised to contact customer services at (800) 350-5016