Posted on Jan 28, 2021

Hot Pockets Recall

Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of its pepperoni Hot Pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The problem was discovered after four consumers alerted the manufacturer to the foreign matter in their product. The company said the contaminants pose a risk of choking or cuts if consumed. So far, one person who ate the Hot Pockets had a minor mouth injury.

This recall comes on the heels of another Nestlé product recall for a similar reason. In December, Nestlé recalled its Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken frozen dinner after consumers reported finding hard white plastic pieces in the product. 

What To Look For:

54-oz carton packages containing 12 “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST” with a “BEST BEFORE FEB 2022” date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614 and 0321544614 printed on the side of the packaging.

The frozen product was produced from November 13 through 16, 2020. The product has a shelf life of 14 months.

What To Do:

Because these items may still be in freezers, consumers are urged to check for any Hot Pockets products they may have purchased and to throw away the potentially affected pepperoni variety, which was sold in the 12-count cartons. The recalled product also could be returned to the place of purchase.

The personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham want to provide you with information that prevents injuries and keeps our communities safe. In the event that you or a loved one has been injured by a damaged, defective or contaminated product, call us at 800-800-5678 or chat online 24/7 at hupy.com.

Jason F. Abraham
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