Over 760,000 Pounds of Nestlé Pepperoni Hot Pockets on Recall
If you love pizza, you’ll surely love Nestlé’s Pepperoni Hot Pockets. But it’s currently on recall all over the country, as there have been several reports that consumers found glass or plastic inside the product itself.
The very reason the company is recalling the product as it poses a choking risk once they are consumed.
What Are Hot Pockets?
They are an American brand of microwaveable turnovers that may contain cheese, meat, or vegetables.
They were created and founded in 1983 by brothers David and Paul Merage. It became a household name, and in 2002, Chef America and Nestlé changed hands.
The Reason for the Recall
The Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection reported that one person has already sustained minor injuries after consuming the hot pockets.
762,615 pounds of Hot Pockets are part of the recall, and they comprise 54-ounce packages that contain 12 Hot Pockets each.
They did not include other sizes in the recall, like the Pepperoni Hot Pockets With Garlic Buttery Crust and the Pepperoni Hot Pockets with Crispy Crust.
They were produced between the 13th of November 2020, and the 16th of November 2020, with the lot codes shown below:
They also have a Best Before date of February 2022.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t list the retailers where the hot pockets were sent. The recall notice says they were sent to stores across the US and in Puerto Rico.
Walmart, Target, Food Lion, and Kroger have posted notices of the recall on their websites about the products.
Nestlé spokesperson Dana Stambaugh reported that the Hot Pockets recall and the Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken frozen dinner recall that started in December of last year are unrelated.
They believe only a single batch may have glass or plastic pieces, but they wanted to be sure, and they put the safety of their consumers as their highest priority.
It’s not rare to find plastic or glass materials in food, as mechanical malfunctions often happen with food processing equipment.
Nestlé and the USDA suggest throwing away the package if you have any of the recalled items.
If you want to contact Nestlé directly, you can call their consumer services at 800-150-5016, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also the company’s online form.
Editor’s Note on Nestlé Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recall:
This article is created to keep you informed of the recent Hot Pockets Recall by Nestle. The reason for the recall was pieces of glass and plastic found in the Hot Pockets as reported by the affected consumers.
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