Nestlé Recalls 760,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Containing Glass and Hard Plastic
After receiving four consumer complaints about pepperoni hot pockets with “extraneous materials,” Nestlé Prepared Foods issued a Class I recall of about 762,615 pounds of Premium Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets with Garlic Buttery Crust.
According to the recall, Nestlé is concerned that the products may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic. The company has already received a report of one minor oral injury associated with its recalled hot pockets. A Class I recall is the highest level of recall available via the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A Class I recall means – “This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
What Products Are Affected
Although Nestlé produced the contaminated hot pockets from November 13, 2020, through November 16, 2020, the product has a shelf life of 14 months, and the company worries many customers may still have the recalled product in their freezers.
The 54oz packages each contain 12 hot pockets and a best before the date of FEB 2022. Officially, the packages are labeled, “Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST,” and have an establishment number “EST. 7721A,” as well as lot codes of 318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
If you are not sure whether or not your hot pockets have been affected by the recall or you have questions about the recall, you can contact Nestlé consumer services at 800-350-5016. *Please do not consume the recalled product.
What Should I Do if I Have Recalled Hot Pockets in My Freezer?
If you discover recalled hot pockets in your freezer, do not eat them. Instead, throw them away or return them to your place of purchase.
If you have already eaten a recalled hot pocket and have concerns about injury or illness, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Nestlé may be liable for the costs of any medical care you require in relation to its contaminated products, so do not hesitate to seek the care you need. If you sustain an injury or get sick because of glass or hard plastic in your hot pocket, we encourage you to speak to our attorneys.
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