Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Material
Nestle USA announced the recall of approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pocket products. This recall is due to possible contamination of foreign material found in the product. There is a possible choking or laceration risk and this product should be not be consumed.
What is a Recall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States are the departments responsible for investigating potential problems with food safety. Of course, from their investigations, they may issue warnings to the public. In other words, a Recall by the FDA or CDC means that the product in question is not safe for the specified reason. Additionally, guidelines and instructions are given for each recall, based on the specific threat at hand. For example, they may warn that consumers should not consume the product. Or, they may suggest that the company responsible is willing to refund the purchase price.
Why is There a Recall?
This recall is due to possible contamination of Hot Pocket Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza. There have been reports of foreign material being found in this Hot Pockets product.
Which Product(s) are Included in this Recall?
Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) with specific batch codes of 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614 and a best before date of FEB 2022.
Where Was the Recalled Product Sold?
This product was sold by retailers nationwide in the US and Puerto Rico.
What Should You Do?
Do not consume this product. You can either throw this product away or return it to the place of purchase.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture