Nestle Prepared Foods issued a recall for 762,615 pounds of not ready to eat pepperoni hot pockets. The manufacturer stated that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass and hard plastic. Consumption of the contaminated food could result in injury.
The recalled products were manufactured from November 13, 2020 through November 16, 2020. The frozen products have a prolonged shelf life of 14 months. The products in question were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The issues with the hot pockets were discovered when Nestle received complaints from consumers that the extraneous materials were found in their pepperoni hot pocket products. At least one report of a minor oral injury was associated with consumption of the product.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued the recall. FSIS conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their consumers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. FSIS is worried that some product may be frozen in consumers’ freezers due to the long shelf life of the frozen product. Consumers that have purchased the product are urged to throw away or return the product to the place of purchase.
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