More Than 760,000 Pounds Of Hot Pockets Are Being Recalled Over Fears They Contain Glass And Plastic

Kristin Salaky
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Photo credit: FSIS
Photo credit: FSIS

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Nestlé Prepared Foods has issued a recall involving hundreds of thousands of pounds of Pepperoni Hot Pockets they fear could contain glass and plastic.

The recall was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Friday and affects approximately 762,615 pounds of Premium Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets with Garlic Buttery Crust. The company fears these Hot Pockets "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic."

The recall went into effect after authorities received four consumer complaints of "extraneous material" in the product. FSIS has received one report of a "minor oral injury" associated with the consumption of the affected Hot Pockets. The recall was categorized as a Class I recall, one in which there is a "reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The affected Hot Pockets specifically have the date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614, as well as a "best before" date of February 2022 on the boxes and “EST. 7721A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. You can see the full product information in the recall here.

These Hot Pockets were produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020, and were distributed to stores nationwide. As the product has a shelf life of 14 months, the FSIS said in its release that it is concerned these boxes could very well still be in peoples' freezers. If you discover you have one of the affected boxes in your freezer, the FSIS urges you not to consume it but instead to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

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